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February 26, 2021

Train fire injures more than 100 in Israel

Israeli officials say a fire on a passenger train traveling through central Israel injured more than 100 people Tuesday, Voice of America reported. Authorities say most victims suffered from cuts and smoke inhalation, but at least five passengers sustained moderate injuries. The train was traveling from Nahariya to Tel Aviv. Investigators say an initial probe indicates the fire started in a rear engine then began to spread. The Jeru­salem Post says authorities believe an electrical short caused the blaze, but have not ruled out the possibility that terrorists tampered with the engine.

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