An explosion rocked a four-story building in Netanya overnight Thursday, leaving four people dead, and 90 injured,Jpost reported.
The blast caused the partial collapse of the building.
Police have sealed off Atzmaut Square. Drivers have been asked to keep away from the area.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the blast appeared to be a result of a gas cylinder exploding in a residential building. Many people use tanks of gas for cooking fuel.
He said police were still investigating the explosion to “confirm that it wasn’t the result of a terrorism incident.”
According to the Jerusalem Post, Police arrested a Netanya resident who they suspect may have cut a gas line causing a leak that led to the explosion, Israel Radio reported. The man was detained by Police earlier on Thursday and later released for trying to steal gas pipes which are made of metal that can later be sold, according to the report.