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Victim number 11 claimed in the Nusseirat explosion and fire


Funeral of the victims of the Nusseirat refugee camp explosion and fire. (WAFA Images)

GAZA, Saturday, March 7, 2020 (WAFA) – Medical sources in Gaza said today that Said Khawas, 60, from Bureij refugee camp, has died today of wounds sustained from the explosion and fire at Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, making him the 11th fatality of the horrific incident.

A large gas tank exploded at a bakery in Nusseirat camp on Thursday, causing big fire that engulfed the entire area, damaged many buildings and destroyed several vehicles.

Ten people were killed immediately and buried yesterday. At least 56 others were injured, including 14 serious and 8 critical. The rest were moderate or light.

Some of the wounded were rushed to hospitals in the West Bank for treatment.


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