2 young Palestinians injured in tunnel accident
Published Saturday 26/05/2012 (updated) 28/05/2012 14:39
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Two young men in their 20s sustained injuries Saturday while they worked inside a smuggling tunnel in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Gaza medical official Adham Abu Salmiya said the two were evacuated to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah for medical treatment.
Since Israel and Egypt imposed a crippling siege on the Gaza Strip in 2006, about 170 Palestinians were killed in accidents in smuggling tunnels Gazans have been depending on to bring all kinds of merchandise from Egypt. More than 700 were injured.