Thursday, 20 September, 2018

10th Teen Found Dead After Flash Flood in Southern Israel

At Least 9 Teenagers Die in Israel Flash Floods 9 Teenagers Die, 1 Goes Missing As Flash Flood Hits Southern Israel
Ray Hunter | 29 April, 2018, 01:04

The nine girls and one boy killed at Nahal Tsafit, south of the Dead Sea, were taking part in the Bnei Zion pre-army program.

Two school employees have been arrested, and a third place under house arrest, after ten Israeli high-school students drowned during a hike.

Israeli police on Friday arrested three youth leaders from an academy on charges of negligence after floods swept away 10 teenage hikers in the country's southern desert region. The remaining 15 students from the group were rescued, and two of them were treated for hypothermia, according to the Times. Police and army helicopters were among almost 700 people who searched for the missing until nightfall, when the search was halted, Haaretz reported.

Large number of police, fire brigades and army personnel have been set up to look for the missing person.

Israeli media said that eight of those killed were women and it was reported that another hiker is still missing.

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

The cause of floods, heavy rains, which began in the second half of the day.

Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, said on Twitter, "The state of Israel is mourning the loss of young promising lives in the heavy disaster".

"Our thoughts and prayers go to our brothers, children, our loved ones, and those in danger".

The rains claimed the lives of a 17-year-old Bedouin teen and a female shepherd, who were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev on Wednesday. "We painfully embrace the grief-stricken families and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted. "We will keep going until we find them all", she said earlier, when several of the students were being treated as missing.

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