Bat Yam Firemen report that a mega disaster was averted. Metal thieves infiltrated three building in Bat Ym and stole the access valves to the gas cannisters in the basement, leading to a massive gas leak flowing near an open exposed electric box. "It was incredible. the whole building could have turned into an inferno. The flames could have rapidly spread to the windows and floors leading to a deadly implosion that would have leveled the area and caused hundreds of casualties."