10-year-old girl badly wounded in Haifa gas explosion

March 9, 2015 22:16

A 10-year-old girl was badly wounded in a gas explosion at a store in Haifa on Monday night, which also wounded two other people.

Paramedics from Magen David Adom said the girl was seriously injured with a head wound and that a 40-year-old woman was lightly-injured by the shock wave of the blast at the small neighborhood kiosk. A 16-year-old boy was also treated for shock.

Paramedic Roman Kovzan said that when he and other rescue personnel arrived at the scene they found the girl unconscious in critical condition and they resuscitated here en-route to the hospital.

The store was closed at the time of the blast, but the girl was sitting at a close by bus stop when she was hurt.

The blast sparked a fire and caused massive damage to the store. The blaze was quickly extinguished and did not spread to other buildings.

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