An explosion has been reported at the Israel’s Ashdod reactor facility, with no details on the cause of the blast or the number of possible casualties provided, reports Iran’s Press TV.
The explosion was reported by Israeli journalist Edy Cohen, who posted a video on his Twitter account on Tuesday, claiming that it occurred at the Ashdod reactor facility in southern Israel.
Watch the video below:
عاجل انفجار في مفاعل اشدود جنوب اسرائيل pic.twitter.com/nPwJIkshyA
— إيدي كوهين אדי כהן 🇮🇱 (@EdyCohen) July 13, 2021
According to reports from Iranian media quoting Israeli sources, the blast rocked the Israel’s Ashdod oil refinery, and firefighters were dispatched to the scene after hearing the sound of the explosion. According to reports, the explosion caused fuel leaks at the refinery, and efforts were underway to stop the leaks.
The cause of the explosion and whether there were any casualties have yet to be revealed.
Similar incidents have occurred in recent months in important facilities in Israel.
In April, a powerful explosion rocked a sensitive Israeli missile factory in Ramla, allegedly during a test for advanced weapons.