Monday, 3 March 2014

3 injured in Gaza tunnel gas leak


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three workers were rescued after suffering from near suffocation as a result a gas leak in a tunnel between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, an official from the Gaza Strip health ministry said.

Gaza Strip health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that civil defense crews rescued three workers who had suffered from gas inhalation in a tunnel on the border between Rafah and Egypt as a result of the gas leak.

10 others were rescued before suffering as a result of the leak, he added.

The incident occurred in the area of Yebna refugee camp south of Rafah, the source said. more

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