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05 Mar 2020 | 11:29 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Fire in Gaza Strip leaves nine dead March 5

Bakery fire in Gaza Strip leaves nine dead, 60 injured on March 5; avoid the area

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Event

At least nine people were killed and 60 others injured on Thursday, March 5, when a fire spread through a crowded market in the Gaza Strip. The fire reportedly originated at a bakery in the market, located in the Nuseirat refugee camp. According to the Palestinian health ministry, 14 of the injured are in critical condition.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.  

Advice

Individuals in Gaza are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.