Fire at clinic in Syria kills 27, mostly children: state media

People inspect the damage in the Maysalun clinic where a fire broke out after a fuel tank exploded on May 31, 2015 in the northeastern city of Qamishli. (AFP)

A fire at a small clinic in northeast Syria on Sunday killed 27 people, mostly children, and injured about 30 others, official media said.

State news agency SANA, citing police, said dry branches had caught fire and the blaze spread to a fuel tank which exploded.

“At least 27 people were killed … and at least 30 people are being treated for burns,” it said, citing a doctor at the scene.

It said the clinic had also suffered “significant material damage”.
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