Palestinian killed in Gaza tunnel collapse
A Palestinian was suffocated to death on Sunday when a smuggling tunnel along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt collapsed, medical sources said, Xinhua reported.
Two other Palestinians were injured in the collapse which happened when the workers were bringing in fuel from Egypt, witnesses and the sources added.
The killed was identified as Mohammed Abdeen, 35, according to the sources who demanded anonymity.
The Palestinians depend on hundreds of tunnels beneath the border to get fuel and various other products since Gaza has been sealed off from all but vital humanitarian aid by Israel and Egypt after Hamas takeover in June 2007.
But due to frequent Israeli bombings, Egyptian crackdown and cave-ins, more than 130 Palestinians have been killed while working in the tunnels.