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2-year-old Gaza boy dies after Hamas rocket accidentally explodes in his house

By Mason White 6:41 PM March 18, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A little boy is dead after a rocket that was stored at his home accidentally exploded, the Gaza Health Ministry said in a statement.

2-year-old Mohammed al-Hamadin, died on Monday, from injuries suffered last week when the rocket exploded while being assembled.

The explosion also killed his 26-year-old father and three other members of the Hamas military wing. The explosion wounded six other people in the house, which is located in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

As we reported earlier, three people were killed and another seven were injured after a bomb exploded inside a home in the Gaza Strip, police in the Gaza Strip said. The explosion occurred on Tuesday, at a house in Beit Hanoun, a town in the northern Gaza Strip, the Gaza Ministry of Health said.

Officials said that the explosion appeared to have been caused by explosives in the house, owned by the al-Hamadin family. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that most of the survivors were seriously injured.

Officials did not explain why the explosives were in the house or how it exploded.