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Two dead, four missing after Gaza tunnel collapse - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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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.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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