Fires kill infant and injure woman in al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa

Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Hasan Borhan | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 13, 2019, 11:25:00 PM wire RELIEF & HUMANITARIAN Displacement

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Sunday, malfunctioning household heaters started fires in the governorates of al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, killing an infant and injuring a woman with severe burns.

A local source reported to the SMART-affiliate al-Bawaba in al-Hasakah that a fire broke out in a house in the city of Tal Tamer in al-Hasakah after a heater exploded, killing the infant Delphin Kouti. Kouti’s brother also received injuries and was transported to a hospital.

Another fire broke out in a tent near the village of al-Ajaj due to an oil leak from a heater, injuring a displaced woman with third-degree burns, according to the woman's relative.

The source added that the woman's neighbors transported her to the Modern Medicine Hospital in the city of al-Tabqah while others extinguished the fire.

Malfunctioning heaters have killed and injured several civilians, most of them women and children, in camps in the areas outside Syrian government control in Northern and Eastern Syria.

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Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Hasan Borhan | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 13, 2019, 11:25:00 PM wire RELIEF & HUMANITARIAN Displacement
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