One Palestinian man critically injured in the tragic fire that broke out at Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on March 5 has succumbed to his wounds, bringing the death toll to 21.
The Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said Ibrahim Khader Rezzi died of wounds sustained in the wildfire that broke out at a bakery in Nusseirat refugee camp.
10 Palestinian people were immediately killed on March 5 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 dozens of critically-injured people.
At the same time, residential buildings, vehicles, cinder block factories, a bakery, two restaurants, a carpentry, 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.