Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that the body of a third Palestinian was located under the rubble of a siege-busting tunnel that collapsed, last Wednesday, on the border with Egypt. Two bodies were located earlier on Saturday and on Friday. The sources said that the body of Akram al-Ghazbawi, 22, from al-Qarara town, near Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was finally located after being buried under the rubble for three days.
On Saturday at noon, civil defense teams located the body of Zoheir Qassem, 22, also from al-Qarara town. On Friday at noon, the body of Waleed Nasser Marouf, from Beit Lahia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, was uncovered.
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.
At least 209 Palestinians have been killed in similar tunnel incidents, while hundreds have been injured since 2006.
Palestinians in Gaza started digging tunnels 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 children.