PALMYRA, Syria (North Press) –Two young men were wounded by a landmine explosion Tuesday while working with others to collect scrap from destroyed buildings in Palmyra city in the eastern countryside of Homs.
Yasser Hamad, a neighbor of the injured, said that the explosion occurred in the Jami’at neighborhood, which has a large percentage of destruction in the city of Palmyra, in the middle of the Syrian Badia, in a partially destroyed building.
He added, “The two young men went to the destroyed building with the aim of finding nylon and iron materials, and while they were collecting scrap, a mine exploded, and they were subsequently taken to the hospital.”
Mona Ahmed, a nurse at Palmyra National Hospital, stated that one of the young men was injured in the leg, describing it as critical, as a result of him stepping directly on the mine, which could lead to his leg being amputated.
The work of collecting scrap is spread in the city of Palmyra and its environs in the Syrian Badia, despite its danger as a result of the partially destroyed buildings being filled with unexploded ordnance.