Teenage boy seriously hurt in Tel Aviv when object he's playing with explodes

A Tel Aviv police spokesman said that it appears that a flare or firecracker the boy was playing with exploded.

June 8, 2016 14:31
Child hurt in explosion, cause unknown

Child hurt in explosion, cause unknown. (photo credit: MDA)


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A teenage boy was seriously wounded in an explosion outside of a kindergarten on Tel Aviv's Aliyat HaNoar Street on Wednesday, according to MDA.

A Tel Aviv police spokesman said that it appears the object that exploded was a flare or firecracker the child was playing with, and not a bomb or grenade.

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MDA paramedics transported the approximately 14-year-old-boy to Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

MDA medic Eran Carmel described the scene: "In the courtyard of the house we saw an approximately 14-year-old boy lying on the floor, with a woman putting pressure on the wound to stop the flow of blood. "

The boy was fully conscious ans suffering from a wound to his upper body, Carmel added.

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