2 dead, 6 injured in gas leak explosion in Gaza tunnel

[ 25/09/2011 – 09:55 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– An explosion caused by a leak in a propane tank has killed two and injured six Palestinian workers in a Gaza Strip smuggling tunnel.

Mohammed Awni Abideen, 25, died from injuries sustained from a propane cylinder blast inside the tunnel used for smuggling badly needed commodities from Egypt into the Gaza Strip, medics said. A second man Bassam Abu Ziyada was reported to have died in the blast earlier.

The deaths bring the toll of those killed while working in the tunnels used to relieve the Gaza Strip amid the constricting Israeli siege to 160.

The most common causes of death in the tunnels are collapsing, work-related accidents, Israeli shelling, and poisonous gas that used to be sprayed inside the tunnels by the military forces of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.


How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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