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At least 21 killed, including 7 children, in house fire in Gaza Strip

A deadly house fire in the Jabaliya Camp in the northern Gaza Strip that killed more than 20 people on November 17, 2022. (Screen capture/ Twitter; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A deadly house fire in the Jabaliya Camp in the northern Gaza Strip that killed more than 20 people on November 17, 2022. (Screen capture/ Twitter; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

At least 21 people, including seven children, are killed when a fire erupts in a residential building in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, rescue workers and hospital officials say.

Sources from the al-Andounisi hospital says that several more people have been injured and taken to the medical center, and that the death toll is likely to increase.

The cause of the blaze is not immediately clear.

A spokesperson for the Gaza Civilian Defense Corps said the fire has now been extinguished.

The investigation teams is still looking into the cause of the fire and the final number of victims,” he says.

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