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Mia Farrow troubled by problems in Gaza.

Byline: ANI

Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Actress Mia Farrow has said that she is extremely saddened with the news that a Palestinian has suffocated to death after a tunnel collapse under the Gaza Strip at the weekend.

Writing on her blog, the 'Rosemary's Baby' star has revealed that there are over 800 tunnels along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, one of which collapsed on Sunday as aid workers were bringing in supplies.

"While I was in Gaza, one tunnel worker, a child, was killed and seven were injured during an Israeli bombing raid. The 1.5 million people living in Gaza depend on hundreds of tunnels beneath the border to get fuel and other products, since Gaza has been sealed off after the Hamas takeover in June 2007," Contactmusic quoted Farrow as saying in the blog.

"Israeli bombings are frequent and more than 130 Palestinians, many of them children, have been killed while working in the tunnels," she wrote.

And the celebrity has extended her concern towards those suffering in Gaza, who are also without fresh water.

"Most of Gaza water is unsuitable for drinking... The daily quota of water for each person in Gaza is 80 liters, half of the W.H.O (World Health Organisation) minimum standard. The 1.5 million people of the coastal strip rely on one aquifer as their sole source of water.

"However, the sea water has blended with the underground water, making it salty. Since the sewage plant was also bombed, raw ewage flows into the sea," she added. (ANI)

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