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  • Sewage 'tsunami' kills 5

    03/28/2007 5:04:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 55 replies · 809+ views
    UMM NASER, Gaza Strip -- A huge sewage reservoir in the northern Gaza Strip collapsed Tuesday, killing five people in a frothing cascade of waste and mud that swamped a village and highlighted the desperate need to upgrade Gaza's overburdened infrastructure. Rescue crews and Hamas gunmen rushed to the area to search for people feared buried under the sewage and mud. Dressed in wetsuits, they paddled boats through the layer of foam floating on the green and brown rivers of waste. Others waded up to their hips into the sewage. The noxious smell of waste and dead animals hung in...
  • Gaza liaisons aid sewage-flooded town [pictures]

    03/28/2007 5:48:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies · 835+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-28-07 | YAAKOV KATZ
    A Palestinian rescue worker searches for bodies in raw sewage after a cesspool embankment collapsed in the village of Umm Naser, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday. An earth embankment around a cesspool suddenly collapsed Tuesday, spewing a river of sewage and mud that killed at least 10 people.Photo: APPalestinian women are seen in their house after a cesspool embankment collapsed in the village of Umm Naser, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday.Photo: AP   Gaza liaisons aid sewage-flooded townBy YAAKOV KATZ The Gaza Liaison Administration transferred two float water pumps through the Karni cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip...