2 Palestinian teens killed in ‘accidental’ Gaza explosion (PHOTOS)
On Saturday afternoon an explosion rocked the Shujaeya neighborhood in Gaza City. Ambulances immediately arrived at the site of the incident to discover two 17-year-olds dead and another eight people wounded. Three of the injured remain in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital, the Health Ministry said.
“As a result of the accidental explosion in a residential house in the city of Gaza two Palestinians died, eight were injured,” Health Ministry press secretary told Sputnik on Saturday.
صور من مكان الإنفجار في منزل بحي الشجاعية شرق غزة اليوم، وأدى لوفاة فتيين وإصابة آخرين بجروح، نتيجة انفجار في مخزن للألعاب النارية. pic.twitter.com/eGCm99QASb— شبكة فلسطين للحوار (@paldf) June 30, 2018
Gaza police have opened an investigation to determine the exact cause of the blast. Authorities noted, however, that large amounts of fireworks were present inside the corner house where the explosion occurred.
مصرع شخصين وإصابة آخرين بانفجار اليوم الذي حدث في مخزن للألعاب النارية بحي الشجاعية في غزة pic.twitter.com/iz6AWPj5IL— 48 الإخبارية (@48nnews) June 30, 2018
Fatal explosive incidents in the Palestinian enclave are often blamed by local authorities on accidents or Israeli subversion, while Israelis usually suggest that they happen at weapons manufacturing or storage facilities belonging to Hamas.
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