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Explosion and blaze at Israeli munitions factory injures one

20 June 2017

An explosion and fire at an arms development site in central Israel left one person injured on June 1. The incident, at the Israeli Military Industries factory in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv, was caused by an explosion on a production line according to an initial investigation reported in the Times of Israel.

The cause of the blast was not known and IMI said it was looking into the incident. The injured man was taken to Meir Hospital for treatment.

The IMI site covers over a thousand acres and produces various kinds of ammunition and other military hardware.

In 1992, some 10 tons of explosives blew up at an IMI storehouse in Nof Yam. Two people were killed, and over 60 injured.

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