Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three workers retrieved after Gaza tunnels flooded

Three workers retrieved after Gaza tunnels flooded

GAZA, (PIC)-- Civil defense units retrieved Tuesday three workers who had gone missing after tunnels used to smuggle commodities from Egypt into the Gaza Strip were flooded with sewage water.

On Monday, waste water was pumped into the tunnels from the Egyptian side injuring one worker and causing three others to go missing, medics in Gaza reported.

Civil defense units found the three men alive and they were taken to the hospital for examination, the units said, noting that they were healthy but appeared to be fatigued.

197 workers lost their lives in various incidents in tunnels used to bring badly needed commodities into the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a siege on the Strip in 2006.