Three killed in fire in Jaramana, Damascus Countryside

Damascus Countryside, SANA – Three people were killed and others sustained burned due to a fire that broke out in a sewing workshop in Jaramana town in Damascus Countryside.

Head of the Damascus Fire Department Abdelhadi Daher told SANA reporter that the fire broke out in a sewing workshop located in the basement of a residential building in Jaramana, killing three workers and injuring four others who were rushed to a hospital.

Daher said that fire trucks from Damascus Fire Department rushed to the site to assist the Jaramana Fire Department and help transport the injured and the bodies, adding that the lack of equipment at the Jaramana Fire Department reduced the ability to save workers.

He also said that the fire destroyed all the equipment in the workshop, including 8 sewing machines, furniture, and textiles.

Meanwhile, a source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said the fire broke out due to a gas leak near an electric generator, adding that the injured suffered burns and asphyxiation, and some of them are in critical condition which means that the death toll may rise.

Hazem Sabbagh

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