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Man, 60, found dead in apartment after building fire in Ramle

Firefighters clear building of residents, but find body of victim after extinguishing flames; also, 3 people hurt in Bat Yam blaze

An illustrative photo of Israeli firetrucks (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
An illustrative photo of Israeli firetrucks (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A man died overnight Sunday in a house fire in the central city of Ramle.

Police and Fire and Rescue services arrived at the building after being alerted to the blaze on Yitzhak Ben Tzvi Street.

Firefighters cleared the building of its residents and extinguished the flames but then found the body of the victim, 60, inside one of the apartments.

He was declared dead at the scene.

One police officer was lightly injured from smoke inhalation and received medical treatment, Channel 13 News reported.

Police opened an investigation into the incident.

At another fire in an apartment in the central coastal city of Bat Yam, a man was seriously injured and two others lightly hurt. Firefighters also saved three dogs from the flames. The injured people were taken to the hospital. Investigators assessed that the fire started due to an electrical fault.

Meanwhile, a motorbike caught fire in the entrance area to a residential building in Haifa. A woman in the building was given medical treatment for light injuries she suffered from smoke inhalation.

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