Tent fire kills 2 infants in Haska countryside

Orient Net 2019-02-18 11:13:00

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Two Iraqi children died on Sunday (Feb. 17) in a fire in a camp in Hasaka astern countryside, local social media reported.

A seven months old baby and her brother died on Sunday when fire devoured their tent in al-Hawl camp in Hasakah, Euphrates Post said.

Last month, a six months old baby died and his mother and sister were injured when fire devoured their tent in Zougra camp in Jarablus.

Most Syrian internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Iraqi refugees lack means of heating and resort to improvised solutions that are not safe. Moreover, the quality of the majority of the heaters in the camps is bad.

Low temperatures aggravated the suffering of the IDPs who have to endure dire conditions in inadequate makeshift tents. 

It is worth mentioning that the scarcity of heating fuel forces IDPs to use risky hazardous methods of heating such as burning wood, paper, and plastic which lead to asphyxia and fires accidents.