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A loud explosion and fire was reported on Yeffet Street in Jaffa late Monday night. Videos on social media showed a large fire and collapsed building. Debris was seen littering the street.
The explosion rocked the area and was heard across southern and central Tel Aviv.
3 people are reported dead after their bodies were pulled from the rubble.
At least 5 other people were injured. A man in his 40’s sustained severe burn injuries, while the others were lightly injured. They were treated by Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah and transported to hospitals. Other victims were being treated for shock.
A fire official told Israel Radio the explosion occurred in a Tambur paint store, and the one story building completely collapsed
EMS and fire officials are on scene searching for trapped people.
(Nat Golden – YWN)