Syrian baby freezes to death in Lebanon refugee camp

Four month old baby died after a severe snow snap struck Lebanon.

Syrian baby freezes to death in Lebanon refugee camp
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
 A Syrian infant froze to death on Monday in a refugee camp in Lebanon's border city of Arsal amid a snowstorm that struck the entire region this week, a medical source has said.

Four-month-old Fatma al-Zein "died amid a severe snow snap that struck Lebanon," the source told The Anadolu Agency.

The latest fatality brings to ten the number of Syrians, including seven children, killed by the cold snap.

Snowstorm "Zeina," also known as "Huda," struck a handful of Middle Eastern countries on Tuesday, prompting emergency alerts from local authorities.

Some 1.2 million Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon since civil war erupted in their country more than three years ago, according to UN figures.

Last Mod: 12 Ocak 2015, 17:46
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