'Israeli tank fire' cuts electricity to Gaza City

Israeli tank fire has hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, cutting electricity to Gaza City, Reuters reported, citing witnesses.

A Palestinian firefighter works during efforts to extinguish a blaze at Gaza's main power plant. Credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

"The power plant is finished," its director Mohammed al-Sharif said, adding that the local fire brigade was not equipped to deal with such a blaze.

A Palestinian firefighter tries to deal with the situation at the Gaza Strip's main power plant. Credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Zako

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment and said she was checking the report.