At least five Palestinians suffocated to death and 11 were injured on Friday while digging a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border, hospital workers said.
Witnesses said the tunnel was being dug to smuggle goods from Egypt into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
The tunnel collapsed late Friday, near the Gaza border town of Rafah.
Many Gazans use network of tunnels runs under the border to bypass an Israeli blockade that was tightened after Hamas Islamists seized the coastal strip last year.
The tunnels, also, used to bring humanitarian supplies into Gaza.
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