Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs

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By Euronews
Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs

The death toll continues to climb after a bomb blast hit a convoy of evacuees waiting to enter Aleppo in Syria.

The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, said they removed 100 bodies from the scene of the explosion. State media put the toll at 39, with dozens more wounded.

The victims are believed to be from buses carrying residents evacuated from pro-regime villages. It is still unclear which group was behind the bombing.

Thousands of people have been stuck in evacuation convoys from al-Foua, Kefraya, Madaya and Zabadani after a deal to transfer them from the besieged areas stalled in a disagreement over the number of fighters to be moved.

Other stranded evacuees said they feared revenge attacks by pro-government forces.