Gaza bridge collapse kills 2 workers, 4 injured

Maan News Agency – Nov 17, 2011

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A teenager and his relative were killed Thursday after a bridge they were building collapsed in central Gaza.

Four other workers were injured in the incident, one seriously, medical officials said.

The bridge, near al-Nuseirat refugee camp, was under construction when it caved in, locals told Ma’an.

The accident killed Zayed Subhi Abu Reyala, 31, and Suleiman Muhammad Abu Reyala, 15, spokesman of Gaza’s medical services Adham Abu Salmiya said.

Workers injured in the incident were taken to Gaza’s Shuhada al-Aqsa hospital after police and ambulances evacuated the wounded, he added.

He named those injured as Hassan al-Nahhal, Khaled Abu Hammam, Nabil Abu Reyaleh and Bassam al-Arqan.

Source and more at the Maan News Agency

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