4 killed, 30 injured in Gaza explosion

2015-08-06 12:35

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Gaza City - Four members of a Palestinian family were killed Thursday in an explosion in the southern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson for the Hamas-run Health Ministry.

Thirty other people were injured, he said.

He said the explosion in a house in Rafah town appeared to have been caused by an old missile, which had previously failed to explode.

Security officials in Rafah said that the blast happened as rubble was being removed from the house, destroyed in last summer's 50-day Israel-Gaza war.

Eyewitnesses said that while workers and the owners of the house were removing debris, the missile suddenly exploded.

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