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Explosion in Israel kills three

world Updated: Jun 18, 2011 07:42 IST

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At least three people were killed and over 10 suffered injuries on late Thursday night in an explosion in a central Israeli city, Xinhua reported on Friday.

The powerful blast, which occurred at a building in Netanya city, also left dozens of people trapped.

The cause of the explosion could not be known initially.

Officials stated the possibility of a gas leak but said it was not likely that the explosion was a bomb attack.

Meanwhile, police were searching for a car and two people who were seen leaving the scene shortly after the explosion, according to the local Ynet news service.