Two injured in explosion in Tel Aviv

A 25-year-old man sustained minor to moderate injuries on Thursday evening, as a gas cylinder exploded in a residential building in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood.

A 28-year-old man was hurt in the explosion as well and sustained minor injuries.

Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the scene provided the two victims and evacuated them to the Ichilov Hospital in the city.

An initial investigation revealed that the gas cylinder exploded in the two-storey building and caused the ceiling on the first floor to collapse.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but gas canister explosions have made headlines in Israel several times over the past few years.