Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112

 16 Apr 2017 - 11:11

Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112
Still image shows a cloud of black smoke rising from vehicles in the distance in what is said to be Aleppo's outskirts, Syria April 15, 2017. Social Media Website via Reuters TV.

AFP

Beirut: The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two government-held towns has risen to at least 112, a monitoring group said Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 98 evacuees from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya were killed when an explosives-laden vehicle hit their buses at a transit point west of Aleppo on Saturday.

It said the remainder of the dead were aid workers and rebels tasked with guarding the buses.