Four killed in Tel Aviv explosion (VIDEO)
At least four people were killed in Tel Aviv Monday night when a large explosion set cars on fire and caused a building to collapse in the south-central neighborhood of Jaffa, local media report. The cause of the mayhem has yet to be discovered.
The explosion occurred on Yeffet Street and could be heard blocks away, witnesses told local media.
According to a police report from 11:55 p.m. local time, a dozen people have been reported injured, The Yeshiva World reports. Four people are in critical condition, three have moderate injuries, and three were lightly injured from the fires and explosion. Israel's Channel 2 TV station would later report that four bodies were found in the rubble of the collapsed building.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the source of the explosion might have been in a hardware store next to the building, Arutz Sheva reported, citing police.