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Gaza death toll exceeds 31,600, health ministry says

From CNN’s Kareem Khadder and Ibrahim Dahman

Ninety-two people have been killed in Gaza over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll since October 7 to 31,645 Palestinians, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

A total of 130 people were injured in the past 24 hours, the ministry added, bringing the number of injured to 73,676.

Many of the victims remain trapped under rubble and on the roads, with ambulance and civil defense crews unable to reach them, the ministry said.

The ministry does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its data.

CNN cannot independently verify these numbers due to the challenges of reporting from the war zone.

Eleven Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombardment of a house in Deir al Balah in central Gaza early on Sunday, according to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, who received casualties and treated others who were injured.

Eyewitnesses told hospital staff the bombardment was caused by an Israeli airstrike.

Casualties included women and children, according to the hospital.

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