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Two dead, four missing after Gaza tunnel collapse | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinian security officials say two people have died and four are missing following the collapse of a smuggling tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border.

The collapse’s cause remains unknown.

Palestinians use such tunnels to bring food, clothing, fuel and even livestock into the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Egypt and Israel have blockaded Gaza since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of it two years ago in a battle with its Palestinian rivals. Israel has attacked the tunnels to try to stop Hamas from smuggling in weapons.

Over 20 people have died in tunnel-related accidents this year.