Six wounded in Haifa building collapse

Monday, July 17, 2006 |  by Staff Writer  

Six people were wounded Monday afternoon when a building in Haifa collapsed after taking a direct hit from a Katyusha rocket fired by Hizballah in Lebanon. The rocket tore the front off the building, crushing cars underneath. Medics said an initial inspection indicated no one was trapped under the rubble.

Katyushas also struck Tiberias and Safed on Monday afternoon, hours after six people were lightly wounded as rockets hit communities across the Galilee in Kiryat Shmona, Acre, Tiberias, Talal, Julis, Abu Snan, Kafr Yassif and other towns across the north. Rockets also struck the southern Golan Heights for the first time.

In one incident, a rocket landed on a house near Acre, landing just a few meters away from a couple as they slept. Three family members were lightly injured.

Rockets have now landed 50 kilometers inland from the northern border, the longest range rocket to hit Israel.

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