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Suspected gas explosion injures 11 in Netanya restaurant

The blast occured in the city's old industrial area; a month ago four Netanya residents were killed in a similar gas explosion

By Yaniv Kubovich, Haaretz

July 15, 2011 | 2:14 pm

Central Netanya from the Poleg neighbourhood

Central Netanya from the Poleg neighbourhood

Eleven people were injured Friday after an explosion rocked a Netanya restaurant and caused part of the building to collapse.

The two-story restaurant is located on Pinkas street in Netanya’s old industrial area.

Eleven foreign workers from China who were sleeping in the top floor sustained light injuries and suffered from smoke inhalation. Seven of them were taken to Laniado Hospital and four to Hillel Yaffeh Medical Center.

A fire that raged after the explosion hampered search and rescue efforts, but the flames were eventually put out.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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