18-Month Child Killed, Her Sister Injured, After Falling Into Tunnel
Friday March 09, 2012 06:03 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Thursday, that an 18-month-old Palestinian child was killed, and her 30-month-old sister was injured, after falling into a siege-busting tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
File - palpeople.org
Medics and rescue teams rushed to the scene and located two children under the rubble before talking them to Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in the city; Summer Wael Ash-Sha’er died of her wounds, while her sister, Fatima, is currently in a serious condition.
On Saturday, March 3, one resident was killed and several others were injured after falling into a siege-busting tunnel along the Egypt border in Rafah.
The resident was identified as Tha’er Madi, in his twenties; two of the wounded residents suffered serious injuries.
More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in similar tunnel incidents, and more than 800 have been injured since 2006. Some of them were killed and injured due to tunnel accidents, and many other were died of injured after the Israeli army bombarded tunnels while 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.
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