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Palestinian Dies in Tunnel Collapse on Gaza-Egypt Border Raising Death Toll to 235

27-01-2013 00:00

At approximately 8:00 pm on Sunday 27 January 2013, civil defense teams recovered the body of Riyadh Ahmed Abu Ma’mmar, 34, who had been working in a tunnel on the Gaza-Egypt border near As-Salam neighborhood, south of Rafah.
He died when the tunnel he was working in collapsed.
His colleague Mu’men Jaber Abu Mustafa, 18, was injured in the same incident and was admitted to Abu Yousif An-Najjar Hospital where his injury was described as critical.
  This raises the death toll to 235.
 In addition, 20 Palestinians were killed inside tunnels as a result of two Israeli aerial attacks.
Nine of the 232 killed were children.
Since 2006, 599 persons were injured in separate incidents.

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