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Man rescued from Rafah tunnel collapse, 2 still missing

Jan. 12, 2013 9:59 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 10:11 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Civil defense teams in the Gaza Strip on Saturday rescued a man from the debris of a collapsed smuggling tunnel in Rafah.

Civil defense spokesman Muhammad al-Mizana told Ma'an that a young man was pulled out alive from the rubble and evacuated to a hospital in the southern city.

Two other workers were still missing, he said, with rescue teams continuing to search the area.

On Friday, civil defense crews said that two workers were trapped in smuggling tunnels after heavy rain caused several underground passages to collapse.

An Egyptian official said this week that many of the tunnels under Gaza's border with Egypt have flooded or collapsed due to heavy rainfall.

The tunnel network developed as a vital source of goods under Israel's blockade of the coastal strip and Egyptian restrictions on the official Rafah crossing point.
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