U.N.: At least 15 children die from bad measles vaccinations in northern Syria

September 24, 2014 4:51 PM

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U.N.: At least 15 children die from bad measles vaccinations in northern Syria

(CNN) -- A crying mother cradles and moves her dead baby to the floor, yelling out, "My child, my child." Outside, another woman shakes and gestures in a fit of absolute grief as she piercingly screams, "Pray to God and his prophet sister."

Both women had brought their children to a clinic in a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria, hoping to help save their lives. Instead, at least 15 children -- all under the age of 2 -- died after receiving measles vaccinations through a U.N.-sponsored program. As many as 50 other children got sick ...

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