Updated-139 deaths, 350 injuries in Lattkia due to the earthquake

Lattakia, SANA-Lattakia Governor Amer Hilal said that the death toll in the province from earthquake hit the country Monday morning rises to 139 and 350 injured.

Mayor of Jableh Eng. Ahmad Qanadil told SANA reporter in a statement that the earthquake caused the collapse of 15 buildings from two to three floors and even seven floors, distributed in several areas in Jableh, including al-Ghazalat Street, al-Rumaila Street, and Furn Somer Street.

He pointed out that the Council of the City, with all its teams, cadres, civil defense rescue teams, vehicles affiliated to the public and private sectors and fire brigades are working at maximum capacity.

In a similar statement, Dr. Qusay Khalil, Director of the National Hospital in Jableh, said that the hospital, with its full staff, is on high alert and provides all emergency and medical services to the injured.

Hala Zain

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