DAMASCUS, (SANA)- The Interior Ministry said the death toll of Damascus twin terrorist blasts has risen to 55 martyrs, while 372 people were injured including civilians and army members.
"At 7.56 AM on Thursday of May 10th, 2012, in a time when the Syrian people head to work and children go to schools, in al-Qazaz crowded intersection at the southern ring-road in Damascus and near to a law enforcement center, the foreign-backed terrorist groups carried out two coinciding terrorist explosions with a less than moment time-lag," the statement issued by the Ministry on Thursday said.
" Two booby-trapped cars loaded with more than 1000 kg of explosives and driven by suicide bombers carried out the terrorist blasts," the statement said.
"The explosions caused two holes, one is 5.5 meters long, 3.30 meters wide and 1 meter deep and the other is 8.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters deep," the statement added.
The statement pointed out that fifteen bags of limbs and turn-off bodies for unidentified people were collected, pointing out that 105 cars crashed completely, in addition to 78 damaged automobiles in the blasts .
" The explosions caused huge material damage to public and private properties, in addition to inflicting damage to around 400 houses" the statement added.
The statement underlined that the Ministry will chase the terrorist criminals and those who aid and lodge them, as it will not be tolerant in tracking terrorism or uprooting those who destabilize the security of the Syrian community.
The Ministry called upon the citizens to practice their role and cooperate with the competent authorities through informing about any suspicious cases and reporting about the activities of the terrorists.
Earlier, twin terrorist explosions hit Damascus on Thursday morning near al-Qazaz crowded intersection at the southern ring-road .
The explosions took place at a densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and students going to their jobs and schools.
The UN observers team inspected the site of the two terrorist attacks.