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Flooding in Gaza overwhelms battered infrastructure
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory's beleaguered sewage system and forcing at least eight families to evacuate from their makeshift homes.

 

Basma al-Bishawi said some residents used buckets to try to bail water from their homes "in vain" on Thursday, and that he pulled his own son from a river of sewage.

 

Rescuers could be seen evacuating people on small boats, while other residents waded through knee-high water to reach safety.