Beer truck explodes in Israel
Jul 06,2007 00:00 by UPI

JAFFA, Israel -- An explosion on a truck carrying beer barrels killed one person and injured six others in Jaffa, Israel, Friday.

Authorities say the truck crashed into a building but it is not certain if the blast occurred before or after the crash, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Security forces found no traces of explosives at the scene.

Authorities believe a leaky gas canister caused the explosion that completely destroyed the truck and damaged a number of cars in the area.

Buildings adjacent to the one the truck crashed into also suffered damage, Haaretz news agency reported.

Israel Radio said the truck was carrying beer and food.

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