One dead in car explosion in Tel Aviv

One man dead and another seriously wounded in car explosion on Ayalon Highway. Police say incident is criminally related.

Orli Harari ,

Car explodes in Tel Aviv
Car explodes in Tel Aviv
Magen David Adom spokesperson

A loud explosion was heard on Wednesday night, just after midnight, near the KKL interchange on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv.

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene found a vehicle that had gone up in flames after an explosion.

A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene while a second victim, who was seriously wounded, was evacuated to the Ichilov Hospital.

Police said the incident is criminally related.

The Ayalon Highway was blocked to traffic from the KKL interchange to the Rokach interchange from north to south following the explosion.

Drivers are asked to use alternate routes.