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Two soldiers were killed, a reservist and a soldier in compulsory service, when the truck they were traveling in flipped into a ravine on Thursday morning 19 Tammuz. Magen David Adom received the call at 11:20AM. EMTs and paramedics were dispatched.
The exact location of the accident was given as Route 12, about five kilometers north of Eilat. Both were pronounced dead after firefighters extricated their bodies from the twisted remains of the truck.
United Hatzalah EMT Eliyahu Yanun who was on the scene, stated, “When I arrived at the scene there were still two young people trapped inside the vehicle that had overturned. Fire and Rescue teams worked tirelessly in the heat to extricate them from the vehicle. Tragically, at the end of their efforts, the two youngsters were pronounced dead at the scene.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)