Rocket hits 8-story building in Ashdod; two lightly injured

November 18, 2012 16:18

A rocket struck the roof of an 8-story residential building in Ashdod on Sunday afternoon.

The rocket penetrated the elevator shaft and descended five stories before exploding and causing extensive damage to the building. Two people were lightly injured and thirty were treated for shock.

Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfekld said "We're now seeing large rocket salvos involving 5-10 projectiles. This is an increase from what we've seen before."

A local resident Gaby Klonkie, 30, said he heard "an enormous explosion. I saw all the people running out of the building and the ambulances. It was terrifying," he said. Klonkie lives two buildings away.

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