Friday, 31 July 2009

Gaza: Duas pessoas mortos num túnel...


Gaza: Two people die in a tunnel collapse, death toll stands at 10

Two Palestinian men were reported killed on Wednesday at night and Thursday at dawn as a tunnel collapsed on them at the borders with Egypt near Rafah city, southern Gaza Strip.

under ground tunnles in Gaza - File 2009
under ground tunnles in Gaza - File 2009

Local sources reported that Amed Al Haloul, 18 year old, was killed on Wednesday at night as the tunnel he works in collapsed on him.

Later another man, Hassan Khader, 43, who was working with Al Haloul, was also found dead inside the tunnel on Thursday at dawn.

The Palestinian Ministry of health in Gaza reported on Thursday that with those two killed the number of people who died due to the tunnels collapse have reached ten in the past 48 hours.

On Monday of this week seven men were killed as a tunnel collapsed on them at the southern Gaza borders with Egypt. The tunnel collapsed when the gasoline the men were channeling inside the tunnel leaked casing the tunnel to collapse.

Since Israeli but gas under total siege in June 2007 those tunnels became the sources of much needed supplies for the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.
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