Jerusalem Tragedy: Gas Tank Explosion Kills Three People Including Toddler

Three people, including a baby, killed in a gas tank explosion in a residential building Jerusalem. 15 injured.

The blast occurred on the third floor of a four storey building in the city’s Gilo neighborhood. The baby was taken to the Shaare Tzedek Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The couple were pronounced dead at the scene. Magen David Adom reported that 11 people were injured in the explosion, including a 60-year-old woman in serious condition, a man in his 80s who suffered moderate injuries, five people who were lightly injured, and two victims who suffered trauma. Police suspect that negligence caused the explosion. A gas technician was arrested and interrogated on Sunday night after police learned that he had done some work in an apartment next to the one in which the explosion occurred.

Published: January 20, 2014
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