The body of a 29-year Palestinian was pulled out from a collapsed smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt on Saturday, hospital officials said.
Five diggers were in the tunnel when it collapsed Friday. Four were rescued with serious injuries, and the body of the fifth, a 29-year-old man, was retrieved Saturday, hospital officials said.
The tunnel had been shut down several days earlier by Egyptian security officials, and the diggers had returned to try to reopen it.
Palestinian smugglers have increasingly used tunnels to bring weapons and contraband goods from Egypt into Gaza since the territory was taken over by Hamas last June.
Israel says anti-tank missiles, tons of explosives and thousands of rifles have reached militants in Gaza through this channel.