Palestinian sources reported on Friday at night that one Palestinian was wounded and four others went missing when a tunnel on the border between Rafah and Egypt collapsed during evening hours.
Medical sources reported that Mohammad Al Basthteeny, 23, was moved to Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah after suffocating while trying to save four residents who went missing under the rubble of the collapsed tunnel.
Al Bashteeny is in serious condition while the fate of the four missing residents remains unknown.
So far, armed groups in Gaza did not make any statements regarding the incident. It is worth mentioning that some tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt borders are dug by smugglers while others are dug by fighters in order to smuggle arms and ammunition into the coastal region.