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Boat teams rescue families from Gaza floods

Jan. 9, 2013 11:48 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 10, 2013 7:35 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Rescue crews used fishing boats to help 25 families trapped in a flooded plain in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, amid icy storms have in the region this week.

Civil defense spokesman Muhammad Al-Maathaneh said a low plain in Rafah was under water, and 300 homes were at risk of flooding.

The stormy weather has caused 15 injuries, ministry of health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said. Two of them are children who are being treated in the European Hospital.

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