Shocked residents describe scene of gas explosion in downtown Netanya as 'combination of terror attack, earthquake.' Multiple rescue, sanitation teams still tunneling through debris
Latest Update: 06.17.11
Multiple Rescue Services teams were still at the site of the Netanya explosion Friday morning, working to remove debris from the surrounding area; which according to the Home Front Command is expected to remain closed until noon, at the very least.
Four people were killed and some 50 other were wounded, most of them lightly, in a blast that took place late Thursday night at a building adjacent to Ha'atzmaut Square in downtown Netanya.
A 16-year old girl killed in the Netanya gas explosion Thursday night was laid to rest Friday afternoon at a local cemetery. Two other girls were killed along with her, and the fourth victim was 28-year-old Mohammed Abu Ata from Wadi Ara.
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