Jerusalem Gas Station Blast Injures Three

Workers were filling fuel storage tank at time of explosion.

Nir Hasson
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Rescue workers at the scene of the gas station explosion, Oct. 13, 2014.
Rescue workers at the scene of the gas station explosion, Oct. 13, 2014.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Nir Hasson
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An explosion at a Jerusalem gas station lightly injured three people Monday morning.

MDA medics evacuated the injured to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Large numbers of police and firefighting forces arrived at the scene.

Witnesses said they could hear the blast far away from the gas station, located on Shivtei Israel Street in the center of town. An initial police investigation found that the explosion happened just after a worker who was transferring fuel into a storage tank changed the pipe he was using to fill it.

The blast badly damaged the station's store and offices.

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