Al-Quds, 21 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/12 January 2015 (MINA) – News of house fire and torrential rains rocking Occupied Jerusalem and al-Khalil Sunday marred the lives of children and civilian families across the Occupied Palestinian territories.
Seven Palestinian civilians sustained wounds and critical breathing disorders, three among whom were treated on the spot, afternoon Sunday after a fire gutted the Dheim’s family home in Jerusalem’s Jabal al-Mukabir.
The Palestinian Information Center quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Four other casualties were rushed to the hospital to receive urgent treatment, member of the rescue crew, Sami Ramouz, told the WAFA News Agency.
Locals said the house burst into flames most probably due to a short circuit hitting an electric fireplace.
Meanwhile, more than 18 vehicles, homes, and trucks sunk after floods of torrential rains bucketed down in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil.
Hundreds of turkeys grown in a farm south of the city reportedly died after the poultry’s roof fell down.
An uncontrollable influx of floods of heavy rains was documented in the process, resulting in more deaths among the turkeys. (T/P007/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)