At least 100 killed while buying bread at bakery

Bakery turned into rubble 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) A warplane fired missiles into a bakery in a Syrian city, killing at least 100 people waiting on a line to buy bread, according to press reports.

Dozens of people who had been without bread for days, were killed when the warplane bombed the bakery in the western town of Halfaya, human rights workers said on Sunday.

More than 100 people were killed, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria's opposition said. The death toll could rise, the activist group said.

An activist who oversaw the burial of many bodies, said that at least 109 people died.

Hassan Al-Rajb said that 69 people were identified and buried, while 15 others were buried without being identified. At least 25 bodies were still not buried because hospital workers could not get to the bakery as roads were blocked.

The hospitals cannot handle all the wounded, he also said.

The city has lacked the ingredients to bake bread for at least a week, until an aid group delivered ingredients, according to reports. Hundreds of people lined up at the bakery on Sunday.

Al-Rajb said that the city has three bakeries. One bakery began baking at 1:00 p.m. The workers began
distributing bread two hours later.

The worker was on his roof of the bakery at 4:00 p.m. and saw a plane overhead. He rushed away from the scene when he heard shouts of "Emergency Emergency," he said.

"The first floor collapsed into the second floor and four rockets were fired at it," he said of the attack.
Many Syrians face shortages of food and other necessities. The United Nations estimates that more than 2.5 million people need humanitarian assistance.



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