Fire broke out on a Thursday morning in a residential building in the city of Beit Shemesh, leaving 19 people suffering from breathing of smoke, mainly children, including two who were in a seriously hospitalized hospital.
The flame began on the ground floor of the building on Hazon Ish Street, with smoke rising to other floors.
Ten people of the apartment were selected who suffered the worst damage. Three members of the same family suffered worst injuries, including 6-7 year olds who were in severe condition. The children were neglected and attached to breathe, according to the David Adom's ambulance service. A 22 year old girl was pretty hurt.
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There were 16 more in the building that suffered from mild injuries, including a dozen children. All injuries were taken to Assaf Harofeh hospital in the middle of Israel or Hadassah's Our Kerem hospital in Jerusalem.
"We expected around 6:00 a.m. of high gloss and we did not understand what was happening," one of the residents of the building was quoted by the news website inet. "There was a strong smell of fire and we thought that an apartment was likely to burn. We took all the children to the balcony and later it was taken out."
Another neighbor said: "We went up to scent and burn up and found that there was a fire in our building. We quickly arranged and went to the balcony because the whole building was full of smoke. We looked out of & On the window and we saw that children and families were rescued, their faces were black. "
Five teams of firefighters were operating in the scene, extinguishing the fire. Earlier, he helped rescues the residents through windows with cranes.
There was no direct sign of that which triggered the flame.