More than 20 injured by blast in Gaza home | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:55 PM, January 23, 2021

More than 20 injured by blast in Gaza home

More than 20 people were injured and several homes destroyed yesterday by a large explosion in a residential area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. 

The source of the accidental explosion was apparently the home of a member of one of Gaza's armed groups.

"An explosion occurred in a house in Beit Hanoun this morning, resulting in a number of injuries," the interior ministry said, adding that an investigation had been launched into the cause of the blast.

Medical sources said more than 20 people were injured, two of them seriously.

Witnesses said several homes were damaged as a result of the explosion in the home of an "activist". Police cordoned off the area.

There was no immediate official explanation of the explosion, but the Israeli military said it was the result of militants "storing weapons in residential homes".

 

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