WCK says at least seven aid workers killed in Israeli air strike

aid worker Lalzawmi "Zomi" Frankcom was among those killed

© APA | aid worker Lalzawmi "Zomi" Frankcom was among those killed

# 02 April 2024 11:10 (UTC +04:00)

At least seven aid workers have been killed in Gaza, in what their charity founder said was an Israeli air strike, APA reports citing BBC.

WCK says the group were attacked after leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah where they had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza via ship.

The strike cannot be verified independently at the moment and details are still emerging.

Israel's military says it is conducting a thorough review at the highest level to understand the circumstances of this "tragic incident".

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed that aid worker Lalzawmi "Zomi" Frankcom was among those killed and has offered his condolences to family and friends.

The 44-year-old was from Melbourne and had been working with the World Central Kitchen.

The CEO of World Central Kitchen, Erin Gore, said it was an “unforgiveable attack” on humanitarian organisations showing up in the most dire of situations.

The charity is now pausing its operations and says it will make decisions about the future of its work soon.

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