19:23 GMT01 December 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An explosion took place on Tuesday at a metallurgical factory in the Israeli coastal port city of Ashdod, leaving an unspecified number of people injured as a result of the incident, the Israeli police said.

    "A report on an explosion at a metal factory in the industrial area located on the Haogen street in Ashdod was received, a number of people were injured," the police wrote on Twitter.

    Security forces have arrived at the scene and initiated preliminary investigative procedures, the police added.

    ​Meanwhile, The Times of Israel has reported that two workers were killed and two others were injured as the result of a "suspected gas explosion" at Ashdod’s plant.

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