Palestinian electrocuted in Gaza tunnel

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

Published today (updated) 16/07/2011 21:38

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian worked died Saturday inside a tunnel along the border between Egypt and Gaza, medical officials said.

Nedal Yousef Tahrawim, 26, from Ash-Shabura refugee camp in Rafah, sustained an electric shock inside a tunnel, medics said.

Tahrawim’s body was transferred to a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip city, the medical officials said.

Egyptian border guards, meanwhile, thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than 20 tons of cement into Gaza via tunnels along the border, security sources told Ma’an.

Palestinian and Egyptian smugglers were involved in the effort to bring large amounts of building materials into the besieged enclave, they added. The smugglers fled the scene.

Forces raided the area and seized 430 bags of cement, the security officials said. The cement will be sold at auction and the tunnel will be blocked by stones, they added.

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