Water pumps brought through Karni, talks underway to prevent long-term disaster.
By YAAKOV KATZPublished: MARCH 28, 2007 10:19Advertisement
The Gaza Liaison Administration transferred two float water pumps through the Karni cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning to assist the Palestinians in pumping waste water that flooded a village near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza.
The pumps were supplied by Mekorot, the national water company.
At least six dead in flooding from Gaza sewage breach
The administration, under the command of Col. Nir Press, was also conducting talks with the World Bank, which built the waste water pool that overflowed on Tuesday, as well as with the Israeli water commission, to come up with immediate long-term solutions to prevent an ecological disaster in the Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday, Press met with officials from the World Bank to decide which raw materials needed to be immediately transferred through Karni into Gaza.
The administration was also facilitating the transfer of a 23-year-old resident of Beit Lahiya who was injured during the flooding to Tel Hashomer Hospital near Tel Aviv.
At least six people were killed in the disaster, and dozens more were injured.
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