Earlier today, an explosion occurred in a firework factory in Moshav Porat in the Lev Hasharon Regional Council near Tel Mond, Jerusalem Online reports. A 50 year-old man was injured in the blast and evacuated to Belinson Hospital in serious condition where he, along with one other victim injured at the scene, was pronounced dead. Seven others were injured including two children, and one person is listed as missing. Serious damage was done to the homes surrounding the factory.
The Israel Police reported that following their assessment of the situation, none of the residents would be allowed to enter the neighborhood and whoever was home at the time was told to seek cover in a protected shelter.
Magen David Adom reported that a 50 year-old man who suffered from and subsequently died from severe burns and a 30 year-old suffered injuries to his upper body.