Palestinian medical sources reported that twelve residents were wounded, on Thursday before noon, after a siege-busting tunnel collapsed, east of the Sheikh Zayed area in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.Quds Net News Agency reported that twelve residents were rescued from the rubble and transferred to Kamal Adwan Hospital suffering moderate injuries.

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 into and out of Gaza after Israel enforced its deadly siege on the coastal region.

The siege has left Gaza hospitals 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.