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Storm tears through roofs, injures dozens across Gaza

Dec. 12, 2013 8:57 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 13, 2013 7:23 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 30 people have been injured in Gaza in the last 24 hours as a region-wide storm tears though the roofs of meager housing in refugee camps.

A spokesman for Gaza's Ministry of Health told Ma'an that at least 18 of those injured suffered serious to moderate wounds, and were taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

A five-year-old boy was badly hurt by a rock that fell from a house's roof in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip Thursday, witnesses said.

He was rushed to Nasser Hospital nearby, locals told Ma'an.

Meanwhile, nine of the injured were brought to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, also in the southern Gaza Strip.

Two were admitted to Kamal Udwan Hospital in northern Gaza and one was brought to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

Brisk winds and heavy rains overnight damaged several houses and caused power cuts in areas across the coastal territory. Tin boards covering roofs in refugee camps were torn out in several areas.
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