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Four Syrian refugees drown in lakes and rivers of Turkish Hatay and Konya Provinces

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Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/06/29 11:04

Turkey - SMART

On Sunday, four Syrian refugees drowned in lakes in the Hatay and Konya Provinces, Southern and central Turkey.

The Turkish media said three Syrians drowned in a lake in Hatay, while the fourth drowned in a lake in Konya.

Turkish media indicated that a 42-year-old Syrian man, Akram Hammadi, drowned with his two sons Abdullah (9 years old) and Mahmoud (10 years old) while swimming in a lake in the Hatay Province, amidst the failure of rescue teams to help them. Mohammed Nour Mustafa, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, drowned while swimming in a lake in Konya.

The media sources mentioned that the security authorities and the medical teams came to the location of the two incidents, and transported the bodies to hospitals in the two provinces.

Fifteen people, most of them are displaced people, drowned in waterbodies of Northwestern Syria during June, according to the Syrian Civil Defense, which registered the drowning of 95 people in Northwestern Syria during 2018 and 2019, including 23 children and 12 women.