Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was killed, on Saturday at night, in a tunnel accident near the border area between Gaza and Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The sources said the Palestinian has been identified as Ibrahim Fathi Esleih, 23 years of age, from Khan Younis, in the southern of the Gaza Strip.
Media sources in Gaza said Esleih was a tunnel worker, one of the scores of Palestinians who work in the tunnels, due to the dire situation in the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, and that the tunnel is a ‘trade tunnel’, used for smuggling goods into the coastal region.
They added that the Palestinian was one of many workers conducting repair work in the tunnel.
There have been dozens of Palestinians who died in similar tunnel accidents, some electrocuted to death, and many others who were buried alive after the tunnels collapsed on them.
Dozens of fighters, in addition to tunnel workers, also died after the tunnels were bombarded by the Israeli army, and in some causes after the Egyptian army located the tunnels and destroyed them.