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Explosion in Haifa likely a gas leak, not grenade

A seven-year-old girl was badly wounded in an explosion in a store on Hehalutz Street in the Hadar neighborhood of Haifa.

In addition, a woman was lightly wounded. Ynet reports the explosion was the result of a gas canister leak, while Channel 2 earlier reported a grenade was thrown into the store.

An initial investigation ruled out foul play, but police have yet to reach a final conclusion.

The girl was taken to the Rambam Hospital in the city.

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