An apparent explosion of a gas balloon in a Beit Hanina apartment in Jerusalem has left one person dead, and three injured.

Residents and Hatzalah rescue workers managed to evacuate the building.

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This would be the third gas balloon explosion this year. In January, a Gilo explosion killed 3, and in February, an Akko explosion killed 5.

 

*In Israel, many apartments have individual gas tanks for cooking and heating. They’re colloquially called “gas balloons”.

 

 

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