Friday evening, May 254 2013, Palestinian medical sources have reported that one Palestinian was killed and another was injured when a siege-busting tunnel collapsed on them, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that Hamad Odah Abu Shallouf, 25, was buried under the rubble of the collapsed tunnel.
Medics and rescue teams arrived at the scene and located him body, one resident was also injured in the incident.
At least 232 Palestinians have been killed in similar accidents since the Israeli siege was imposed on Gaza in June of 2007. This number includes 20 Palestinians who were killed after the Israeli army bombarded several tunnels as they were in them.
The siege has left Gazan hospitals and medical center 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. Many patients died while waiting permits from Israel to cross the border for medical treatment.