Gas explosion kills 3, injures at least 50 in Israel
June 16th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

Gas explosion kills 3, injures at least 50 in Israel

[Updated at 7:21 p.m. ET] Three people were killed and at least 50 injured about midnight Thursday when a gas canister exploded in a restaurant in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, sources with Israeli ambulance services said.

The explosion was not the result of a terrorist attack, police said.

The top floor of the four-story storage building collapsed, CNN affiliate Channel 2 reported.

The fire chief on location said some people might be trapped in the building, Israeli radio said.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Close, but no cigar.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Prominant Jew

    False alarm. Some non-kosher beans, natural gas. Can I have a Caterpillar bulldozer?

    June 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jerry Seinfeld (D)

    @Goldbergsteinlevy....LMAO! would you mind if i borrow that 'chosenites' of yours? Where'd you find it? Carlin?

    June 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Prominant Jew

    We get a cigar when we close, Joey. (cheapskate)

    June 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I don't think we were discussing the same thing, Prominent.
    ("ein Topf")

    June 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Sorry: "ein Kopf."

    June 16, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Und–I'm not a cheapskate. I'm very, often foolishly, generous.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ CNN:
    I'm not really very bothered by Casey Anthony trolls.
    I can skip them if I choose.
    A light touch with some friendliness here is enjoyable. We enjoy saying hello while still discussing the given topics, some of which aren't terribly important anyway.
    Ponderous discussions like the Christianity and Islam debate recently won't result in any UN resolutions.
    I like our trolls: they're like friendly bedbugs that wouldn't actually bite their hosts.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Osama bin Laden

    Hello my friends ... I can tell you that I did not have anything to do with this. Trust me .. I am telling the truth.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
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