The incident at the Zawiya market injured 10 other people, some of whom were in critical condition and were evacuated to the main Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
According to Palestinian officials, an explosion in a market shook Gaza City, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others.
After an explosion at the Zawiya market on Thursday, some of the wounded were in critical condition and were taken to the main Shifa hospital. It is unclear what caused the explosion.
Iyad al-Buzum, spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior of the besieged coastal enclave, said the explosion occurred in a residential building consisting of several floors and caused most of the structure to collapse. The nearby houses and shops also suffered material damage.
Al-Buzum said that the police, civil defense and ambulance forces have been mobilized, and investigations into the cause of the explosion have also begun.
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Translation: Watch the moment when an explosion at the Zawiya market in Gaza killed 1 and injured 10
The Civil Defense Force said in a statement that a fire broke out in a gas distribution store under a three-story building.
Witnesses claimed that the explosion caused by the fire damaged many shops.
Issam al-Dalees, the head of the government’s public works, urged government agencies to announce the results of the investigation as soon as possible to prevent its recurrence and to “handle quickly” the effects of the explosion.
In a statement, al-Dalees said: “We have received on-site reports on the performance of firefighters, rescuers of the wounded, and debris removal staff.” “We also heard reports from the Ministry of Health on the condition of the injured and the first aid provided to them. “