A Palestinian worker was killed on Monday at dawn when a siege-busting tunnel collapsed on him at the Gaza-Egypt border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the Arabs48 news website reported.Adham Abu Salmiyya, media spokesperson of the Emergency and Medical Services in the Gaza Strip, reported that Khan Younis resident Sami Ahmad An-Nadi, 22, suffocated to death after the tunnel collapsed on him.
More than 160 Palestinians were killed in similar tunnel accidents since Israel imposed the siege on Gaza in 2006.
There are hundreds of siege-busting tunnels across the border while the Minister of Economy at the Hamas-led government decided that all tunnels to shut down following the opening of the Rafah Border Terminal between Gaza and Egypt.
Over 300 patients have died since the siege began due to a lack of essential medical equipment, and having been denied exit passes by the Israeli government to receive treatment outside of Gaza.
Nearly 170 medicines, and 140 other medical items, are currently out of stock in the Gaza Strip.