One Palestinian woman critically injured in the tragic fire that broke out at Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip has succumbed to her wounds, bringing the death toll to 19.
The Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said Hayat Ibrahim Subh, 49, died of wounds sustained in the wildfire that broke out at a bakery in Nusseirat refugee camp.
The casualty breathed her last at AlMizan Hospital in the southern West Bank city of AlKhalil to which she was transferred for urgent treatment.
10 Palestinian people were immediately killed a couple of weeks ago and over 50 others injured when wildfires broke out in a bakery at Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
According to medical sources and eye-witnesses, the fire was caused by a gas explosion at the bakery, resulting in several deaths, injuries, and heavy material destruction.
The list of casualties includes at least four children, three women and two men, along with 15 critically-injured people.
At the same time, at least three residential buildings, 22 vehicles, four cinder block factories, a bakery, two restaurants, a carpentry, 50 stalls for peddlers, and an institute for the handicapped were totally destroyed by the wildfire.
Gaza, a Palestinian enclave which covers 140 square miles (365 square km) along the Mediterranean Sea, is home to some two million people. Israel maintains a blockade of the Strip, citing security pretexts.
Israel has over the past decade launched three major onslaughts on Gaza that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.