A hearth erupted throughout birthday celebrations in a house in Jabalia metropolis, spreading rapidly by means of an condominium advanced.
A minimum of 21 individuals have been killed and dozens injured after a fireplace broke out in a residential constructing within the Jabalia refugee camp within the Gaza Strip, based on native sources.
Al Jazeera correspondent Youmna ElSayed, reporting from Gaza, mentioned the fireplace was believed to be attributable to a gasoline leak throughout a birthday celebration inside an condominium on Thursday. “When candles had been lit up, a fireplace rapidly erupted and an explosion happened,” she mentioned.
The hearth unfold quickly by means of the condominium and prolonged to the remainder of the constructing, ElSayed reported.
The blaze has now been contained, however the search continues for a number of people who find themselves lacking.
The constructing is positioned in a densely populated space of Jabalia, thereby rising the probabilities of hearth spreading rapidly by means of the neighbourhood.
The civil defence providers within the metropolis should not adequately outfitted to sort out such emergencies successfully, mentioned Al Jazeera’s ElSayed.