Palestinian medical sources reported that one Palestinian worker was killed, and another was injured, on Tuesday afternoon, when a siege-busting tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, collapsed while they were in it.The sources said that resident Mohammad Yahya Aqel was seriously injured and died of his wounds at a local hospital.
Also resident Karam An-Najjar, 20, is currently in a serious condition after suffering multiple fractures to various parts of his body.
On Wednesday, September 26, one youth was killed and two were injured in a similar tunnel accident in Rafah.
The youth was identified as Suleiman Ramadan Al-Masri, 20; the two wounded residents suffered moderate injuries, one of them was moved to Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital, while the second resident was moved to the European Hospital.
On Saturday, September 22, a Palestinian identified as Mohammad Ramadan Abu Arana was killed in a tunnel collapse accident in As-Salaam neighborhood in Rafah.
Earlier in September, a Palestinian was killed and another resident was wounded also in a tunnel accident, south of Rafah.
It is worth mentioning that at least 206 Palestinians have been killed in similar tunnel incidents, while hundreds have been injured since 2006. The Palestinians started digging tunnels and after Israel enforced its deadly siege on the coastal region.
The siege has left hospitals and medical centers in the coastal region 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.