Palestinians die in tunnel collapse

Smugglers bringing contraband goods from Egypt were killed in the tunnel collapse.

    Palestinians smuggle goods and food through tunnels from Egypt to Gaza [Getty Images]

    At least 45 people have been killed in similar incidents since the beginning of 2008.

    The impoverished coastal strip has been under an Israeli blockade since Hamas seized power in June 2007.

    Israel has been pressing Egypt to close the tunnel so weapons cannot reach Hamas.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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