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Gaza woman dies from blast injuries

March 14, 2014 5:11 P.M. (Updated: March 16, 2014 10:14 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An elderly woman died on Friday as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip a day earlier.

Gaza Strip Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that Aisha al-Hamadeen, 62, died as a result of serious injuries she sustained during the blast on Thursday.

Al-Qidra added that five people had been injured in an explosion in Beit Hanoun on Thursday night, including the woman as well as two children.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

On Tuesday, four people were killed and six others suffered injuries after an explosion in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, a medical official said.

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