Elderly woman dies in Tulkarem house fire
Published Saturday 21/12/2013 (updated) 21/12/2013 20:19
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- An 85-year-old woman died on Saturday after a fire broke out in her house in Tulkarem refugee camp, Palestinian civil defense forces said.
Rashida Asad Ahmad Takrouri, who was physically disabled and in a wheelchair, did not escape the fire before rescue crews came to extinguish it, Civil Defense said in a statement.
Her body was transferred to the the Tulkarem municipality.
Civil Defense urged people to turn off heaters before going to sleep.