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Two men drown in Maidanki Lake in Afrin

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/08/09 11:23

Aleppo - SMART

Two displaced men drowned in Maidanki Lake in Afrin, Aleppo, Northern Syria. Activists warned of the danger of swimming in the lake, calling on people to move away from it.

On Thursday, activists said that two displaced men from the city of Douma, eastern Damascus, drowned while swimming in the lake yesterday.

Activists from Northern Aleppo published a statement, which included information about the lake and called the people in the region not to swim in it due to the recent incidents of drowning, especially for forcibly displaced people (FDP).

The activists added that the lake is not suitable for swimming, and  because the FDPs in Afrin do not know the nature of the lake, this makes them more likely to drown in it. The activists explained that the length of the lake is about 1400 meters, its width is 500 meters and its height is 80 meters.

On June 4, three children drowned in the Euphrates River near the city of Jarablus while they were swimming. Incidents like this have occurred several times, as people swim to escape high temperatures.