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Three killed in airstrikes on Syrian hospital

 2016-02-10 10:54:50.0

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Amman :�Three people were killed and at least six, including a nurse, were wounded during airstrikes that hit an MSF-supported hospital in Syria's Dara'a governorate, a statement said. The strike on Tafas field hospital, some 12 km from the Jordanian border, took place on the night of February 5, said international medical organisation M�decins Sans Fronti�res/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a statement. It caused partial damage to the hospital building, and put its heavily-used ambulance service out of action. Over 20,000 people from Tafas town have fled to the surrounding countryside. �I was on my way to the hospital to help admit people who were injured by the airstrikes,� said one staff member. �But as soon as I reached the hospital, I myself got injured. It all happened very quickly. I saw what looked like an explosion and then a flash of light, and then I lost consciousness for five minutes," the staffer said. "My colleagues saw me lying on the ground, bleeding, and rushed me inside. I was injured in both my arm and leg by shrapnel.� (IANS)

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