Blockaded Gaza Damaged By Rainstorms

Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 16 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/26 January 2015 (MINA) – Torrents of downpour rocked the blockaded Gaza Strip over recent days, inflicting remarkable damage on the enclave’s fauna and flora.

Gaza’s civil crews said they carried out 35 operations from Saturday till Monday as low-temperatured weather and heavy rain hit the besieged coastal enclave, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Such operations included draining water in flooded houses, evacuation of civilian homes, putting out fires, and pulling out cars stuck in flooded roads.

The civil defense teams evacuated three Palestinian civilians to hospital after they choked on the wildfires that flared in Gaza and Khan Younis provinces.

The civil defense crews further rescued a girl after she fell into an old water well in Khan Younis.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)