5 injured in Gaza stadium collapse
Published Saturday 04/01/2014 (updated) 05/01/2014 09:44
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Five people were injured due to the partial collapse of Dura Stadium in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Gaza Strip Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf Qudra told Ma'an that the five people wounded in the collapse were brought to Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Hospital.
Qudra said that the injuries were minor.
The collapse occurred immediately prior to the start of a match between two local soccer teams, Khidmat al-Nosirat and Shatia.
The Gaza Strip has been under a severe economic blockade imposed by Israel since 2006. The blockade severely limits imports and exports, including concrete.