Number of earthquake victims in Hama amounts to 49 deaths and 67injuries

Hama, SANA- The number of earthquake victims in Hama province has amounted to 49 deaths and 67 injuries.

Head of Hama Health Directorate, Dr. Jihad Aboura, said in a statement to SANA reporter that Hama National Hospital received 41 deaths and 30 injuries from the city center and nearby villages.

He added that al-Suqaylabiyah National Hospital in al-Ghab region has received 8 deaths and 37 injuries, noting that there are 6 injuries that were rushed to private hospitals, but they are minor, and most of them were discharged.

Dr. Aboura said that public hospitals, independent bodies and health regions are still on high alert to receive all the injured and provide them with the necessary first aid services.

It is noteworthy that the largest number of earthquake victims in Hama resulted from the collapse of an 8-storey residential building in al-Arbain neighborhood that was inhabited by more than 100 people.

Rescue teams and emergency crews are still removing the rubble of the building that was collapsed by the earthquake and are working to pick up the victims and those trapped under it, in search of survivors.

Nisreen Othman/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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