|Woman pumping gas illustration|
A gas station erupted in flames after a woman decided to answer her cellphone while pumping gas into her vehicle, according to rescue workers in Israel.
Tiberias Police said that a local gas station exploded on Sunday morning, after a woman, 50, spoke on her cellphone while pumping gas.
Magen David Adom paramedics who responded to the scene, said that the woman suffered minor injuries, and she was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the initial investigation, the explosion occurred because the woman answered her phone while pumping gas. Her phone generated a spark that ignited the fuel pump. Tiberias Police are still investigating the incident.
The Fire Department launched an investigation into the incident and they will report their findings to the Ministry of Economy.
"We reiterate that it is forbidden to use a mobile device while refueling at gas stations," police said.