Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that a Palestinian youth was electrified to death while working in a siege-busting tunnel in the border area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of Emergency Services in Gaza, reported that Mahmoud Abed, 23, was electrified by an exposed wire inside a Rafah tunnel.

Dozens of residents were killed and injured in tunnel accidents, some electrified and others buried under the rubble after tunnels collapsed on them. There are hundreds of tunnels across the Gaza-Egypt border.