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13 Injured in Herzliya Gas Explosion

June 21, 1988
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A cooking-gas explosion injured 13 people Monday in Herzliya Petuach.

Most of the victims were residents of an old-age home that occupies the upper floors of a building housing a restaurant, where the blast occurred.

Hospital sources said one woman was seriously injured. Two other people had medium injuries and the rest were only slightly hurt.

Police ruled out terrorist activity as the cause of the explosion.

They said the restaurant owner had been storing a larger than usual stock of cooking-gas cylinders, because of a recent strike by the gas distributors.

The restaurant is on De Shalit Square, near the posh Sharon Hotel. Herzliya Petuach is an affluent suburb of Herzliya, a fashionable seaside resort north of Tel Aviv.

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