Two Arab-Israelis killed in car blast, police investigating

Another man suffering from injuries to his chest and limbs was evacuated him to a hospital in fair and stable condition.

First responders at the scene of a car explosion near Lod (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
First responders at the scene of a car explosion near Lod
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

Two men in their 30s were killed Saturday night in a car explosion on the road leading to the Dahmasha neighborhood between Ramla and Lod.

Magen David Adom paramedics determined their deaths on the spot and provided medical treatment to another 30-year-old man who was moderately injured and taken to Shamir Medical Center in Tzrifin.

Senior MDA medic Orian Shaul said that there was a commotion when they arrived at the scene.

"We saw a vehicle burning and nearby three male men in their 30s, two of them unconscious, with very severe multi-systemic injuries, no breathing and no pulse. We performed medical tests and they had no signs of life, so we had to determine their death," He said.

"Another man about 30 years old was fully conscious and suffering from injuries to his chest and limbs. We provided him with life-saving medical care and evacuated him to a hospital in fair and stable condition."

First responders at the scene of a car explosion near Lod (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)First responders at the scene of a car explosion near Lod (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

Police opened an investigation into the circumstances of the explosion.

The investigation found that three people were present when an explosive device was inside the vehicle. The two dead have not yet been definitively identified, although it is thought that one is likely from Fureidis and the other from Jaffa.

The incident may have been a work-related accident, according to Police.