02:30 GMT11 April 2021
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    GAZA (Sputnik) - Two Palestinians were killed and eight more injured as a result of an explosion at a fireworks plant in the Gaza Strip, a press secretary of the local Healthcare Ministry told Sputnik.

    The incident happened in a residential house, where the plant was located, in the eastern part of the city of Gaza, which is the capital of the Gaza Strip.

    "As a result of the accidental explosion in a residential house in the city of Gaza two Palestinians died, eight were injured," the press secretary said on Saturday.

    The spokesman added that three people remained in a critical condition. Causes of the incident are unknown, the investigation is underway.

    READ MORE: Palestinian Injured in Friday’s Clashes at Gaza-Israeli Border Dies at Hospital

    The situation in the Gaza Strip has exacerbated over the last several months after a rally called the Great March of Return started on March 30. The rally has led to a spike of violence in the region.

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