Friday, April 27, 2018

Nine Teenage Hikers Killed in Dead Sea Flash Floods Named

Flash floods are extremely dangerous.  This is so terrible! 

Haaretz  reports The hikers, eight girls and one boy of around 18 years old, were part of a group of about 25 who were hiking by a stream as part of a pre-army program 

 Israeli authorities named the nine teenagers who were killed Thursday when they were swept away by a flash flood during a hike at Nahal Tsafit, south of the Dead Sea. 

Ella Or, from the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim; Gali Belali, from the central city of Givatayim; Agam Levi, from Moshav Herut in central Israel; Shani Samir, from the central town of Shoham; Adi Ra’anan, from the coastal community of Mikhmoret; Yael Sadan and Maayan Barhum from Jerusalem; Romi Cohen, from Moshav Maor in the north and Tzur Alfi, from the central town of Mazkeret Batya. The communities are working to create an extensive support network for families and friends coping with the loss of their loved ones.

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