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10 students killed by flash floods during hike through riverbed near the Dead Sea

JNS.org | Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:15 am

Ten students were killed during a field trip on Thursday due to flash floods that pummeled Israel. A group of 25 students, ages 17 and 18, who were accepted to the Bnei Tzion pre-military academy in Tel Aviv for the coming year, were hiking in the Judean Desert along the Nahal Tzafit riverbed trail that empties into the Dead Sea when gushing water poured through, causing the drownings.

Fifteen other students missing for several hours were found during a massive search-and-rescue operation that included Israeli Police, the Air Force’s 669 rescue team and a regional volunteer search-and-rescue unit. Several were treated for light injuries and hypothermia.

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