Damascus, SANA – Seven children died in a fire in the Al-Amarah area of Damascus that night. The children were brothers and sisters.

The bodies of the children were taken to the Damascus hospital. Damascus police reported that the age of the children was between 3 and 13 years.
The fire brigade immediately responded to the call and went to put out a fire on the fourth floor of a residential building. An electric heater caused the fire, reportedly. Prime Minister Imad Hamis was informed of the incident and was on the scene.

The Prime Minister called for an accurate investigation to identify the causes of the incident in order to prevent similar incidents in the future.