Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Flash flood kills 10 teens on school trip near Dead Sea

At Least 9 Teenagers Die in Israel Flash Floods 9 Teenagers Die, 1 Goes Missing As Flash Flood Hits Southern Israel
| 29 April, 2018, 01:03

Another boy was announced missing and large forces of police, firefighters and army troops were still searching for him on Thursday evening, Xinhua reported. Authorities mounted a large rescue effort and deployed military and police helicopters in the search for the remaining teenager, but the operation was suspended by nightfall due to heavy thunderstorms.

Magen David Adom CEO Eli Bin told an Israeli radio station that the rescue teams are "racing against the clock to save lives".

"We are now in a race against time to find the missing before it gets dark", said Eli Bin, director general of the Magen David Adom medical rescue service.

The Dead Sea is surrounded by deserts and dry steep rocks.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the head of the seminary and a teacher were remanded in custody until Tuesday on suspicion of causing death through negligence.


Two staff members of a pre-army academy were arrested and another is under house arrest following the death of 10 students who died on a school trip during a flash flood. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R news of the week.

"Our thoughts and prayers go to our brothers, children, our loved ones, and those in danger". He said Israel "embraces" the grieving families and wished the injured a speedy recovery. We will strengthen and lend help to the forces who are now working to rescue, find and treat those injured.

"Israel grieves the promising young lives that were cut off by this tragedy in the Arava", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

Several Israeli teenagers have died after their group was hit by flash floods during a hiking trip near the Dead Sea.

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