A house fire in the Gaza Strip has killed 21 people
A medical and civil defense source said at least 21 Palestinians were killed in a fire that broke out at a house in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday evening.
Salah Abu Laila, Director of Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia, said: “At least 21 charred bodies arrived at the Indonesian hospital after a fire broke out in a building belonging to the Abu Raya family in Jabalia.”
A Gaza civil defense official who arrived at the scene of the fire told reporters, “We pulled out many bodies and took the injured to the Indonesian hospital,” explaining that civil defense “made great efforts to extinguish the fire.” , but our skills are very modest.”
Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad Al-Bazom confirmed in a statement that civil defense crews have “completed extinguishing the fire that broke out in a building in Jabalia camp,” noting that preliminary investigations “are ongoing for the presence of stored benzene”. the house, resulting in a massive fire outbreak and a number of deaths.” .
Eyewitnesses said the fire was massive and broke out on the third floor of the three-story house.
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