Two Wounded in Tunnel Accident

January 23, 2012 10:22 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0
23 Jan
10:22 AM

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that two Palestinians were injured on Saturday, when a tunnel partially collapsed while they were in it. The tunnel is located south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ahmad Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, stated that the two suffered moderate injuries and were moved to Abu Yousef an-Najjar Hospital.

It is worth mentioning that more than 200 Palestinians have been killed in similar tunnel incidents, and more than 800 have been injured since 2006.

The Palestinians started digging tunnels and using them after Israel enforced its deadly siege on the coastal region.

The siege has left Gazan hospital out of basic and specialized supplies and equipment, an issue that has led to the death of more than 400 patients, including infants and children.

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