Seven Israeli teens critical, 10 missing from group caught in storm near Dead Sea

Military and civilian emergency responders are out in force in a rescue operation for a large group of youngsters swept away by a flash flood on Thursday in the Nahal Zafit valley south of the Dead Sea. The flood was caused by the torrential rain and a thunder storms drenching parts of Israel in the last 48 hours. The teens were trapped by the surging flood and falling rocks. So far, 13 have been rescued, of whom seven are in critical condition and have been flown to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. At least 10 more are still missing. The air force has been pressed into service for the search. The 24 teens are students at the pre-military training college. Helicopters are on hand for the search along with divers.

The police have opened a direct line for families of the boys: 050-5073-789.


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2 thoughts on “Seven Israeli teens critical, 10 missing from group caught in storm near Dead Sea

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 18:28 at 18:28

    I hope they recover. If they knew there were thunderstorms in the area they should have never been in an area that good get a flash flood. It’s called survival training.

    • Apr 26, 2018 @ 19:35 at 19:35

      @Lana Del rey

      typical tyrants response

      Yeshayahu – Isaiah – Chapter 28

      ‘water shall flood the hidingplace’


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