One person was killed and ten others were injured in an explosion at a market in Gaza City.

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Images from the scene allegedly showed heavily damaged structures and a smoke cloud visible from a distance.

According to Palestinian media, an explosion occurred at the Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City on Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring ten others.


— المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) July 22, 2021

The injured were transferred to Shifa Hospital in the coastal enclave. The Palestinian killed in the incident was identified by Palestinian reports as Atta Saqallah. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion, although initial reports indicated that it was caused by a gas canister.

— Meqdad (@Almeqdad) July 22, 2021

Images reportedly from the scene showed heavily damaged structures and a smoke cloud that could be seen from a distance. A number of smaller booms could be heard in video reportedly showing the moments leading up to the larger explosion.

— حسن اصليح | Hassan (@hassaneslayeh) July 22, 2021

Police and emergency services are operating at the scene.

BREAKING: Explosion in Gaza — smoke seen rising from the area where it occurred.

— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 22, 2021

This is a developing story.


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