82-year-old victim of Haifa gas explosion dies

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 2, 2006 19:51

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Binyamin Rofshitz, an 82-year-old man who was in the apartment in Haifa's Neveh Sha'anan neighborhood in which a gas canister exploded on Thursday morning, injuring 26 people and severely damaging the building, died on Sunday in Haifa's Rambam Hospital. Police submitted a request to carry out an autopsy and were continuing to investigate the explosion. Eight families, whose apartments were destroyed by the blast, were granted temporary housing in the nearby Beit Abba Hushi community center. Residents said there had been strong gas odors over the few days leading up to the incident. However, no one made an official complaint to the gas company.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN