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Mysterious explosion kills two residents, Gaza officials say

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza says a mysterious explosion has killed two residents and injured eight others, three seriously.

Local media reports said Saturday’s blast rocked a house in the city’s eastern neighborhood of Shejaeya. Other reports said it was a fireworks workshop.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas, the militant group that runs the territory.

The reports ruled out Israeli involvement in the incident.

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Fatal work accidents, mostly in weapons manufacturing or storage facilities, are common in the territory.


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