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Elderly woman killed in West Bank house fire

Jan. 9, 2013 8:38 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 10, 2013 4:12 P.M.)
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- A 90-year-old woman died on Wednesday when her house was set ablaze by a gas heater in the northern West Bank, rescue teams said.

Ameena Khamees Mutawafi was killed and her sister Amneh was wounded after the house fire in Nour al-Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem.

Civil defense representatives in Tulkarem urged citizens to use gas heating safely during the stormy weather conditions.

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