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Blast in a fireworks factory Photo: Lily Zohar
Blast in a fireworks factory Photo: Lily Zohar
 
 

Blast in Galilee factory leaves 5 injured

Fire breaks out in fireworks factory, spreads to nearby plant; five people reported injured

Maor Buchnik
Published: 03.14.13, 19:43 / Israel News

Five people were injured in an explosion in an industrial zone in the Western Galilee Thursday. One man who moderate to severe injuries and four were lightly injured.

 

The victims were evacuated to the Nahariya Hospital.

 

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According to security officials, the explosion occurred as a result of a fire that broke out in a fireworks factory. The fire spread to a nearby car-batteries plant, and firefighters are currently working to contain the flames and prevent them from reaching a third factory.


עשן שחור עולה מאזור המפעל, היום (צילום: מאור אוזן)

The factory (Photo: Maor Uzan) 

 

Fire and rescue forces scoured the plants to ensure that no one was left trapped in either of the buildings.

 

Brothers Maor and Liav Uzan heard the explosion from their shop near the factories and rushed to the scene. "The security guard was the only one who was injured," Liav said, "and I pulled him out of the plant. He was bleeding all over… I put him in his car and drove him to a safer spot."

 

Firefighting and police units arrived at the scene shortly after the explosion was reported.

 

 

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