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TRAGEDY IN BEIT SHEMESH: Child R”L Killed In House Fire Caused By Unattended Menorah – Father Is Critical


A fire in Beit Shemesh has tragically left a 10-year-old child R”L dead, and the rest of a family hospitalized, YWN has learned.

The fire started around 12:17AM (Wednesday morning), in an apartment on Rechov Moreh Yaakov. The fire department along with MDA and United Hatzolah rescue personnel rushed to the scene. Tragically, a 10-year-old child was pulled out of the fire not breathing. She was R”L pronounced dead on the scene.

The fire also left the father, 45-years-old, in critical condition. Also hospitalized was the mother (45) and two other children in stable condition.

They are reportedly Breslov Chassidim.

According to an initial investigation, it appears the fire was started by an unattended Menorah.

Mayor Moshe Abutbul was on the scene minutes after word of the tragedy spread.

(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)

6 Responses

  1. Actually, it was reported as a fire from a coil heater- not a menorah.
    But yes, it is terrible and may Hashem protect all of the children in Klal Yisroel!

  2. Something very wrong in writing an “unattended menorah” there is a tone indifference and mockery in these words. I am sure the menora was attended. I am sure these pple wuld never ave asked for a tragedy like this. We beieve in god. And watever precautions we will take; will not be enough if god wills it otherwise.

  3. It was just confirmed that the fire was caused by a heater. Since israei homes are from cold stone and r very cold. Many homes have these heaters; sometimes hanging on the walls of the bathroom in the direction of the bath so the ids stay warm. The heater went up in flames. What a tragedy!!!!

  4. BDE

    What a terrible tragedy to occur.

    TEARS are rolling down my cheeks as I write this sad message R”L which could have been totally avoided.

    think this is bad? it only gets worse R”L..
    look at the recent children tragedies Niftar over the last few weeks.

    1)Chaya Zissel Braun a”h,-daughter of Shmuel Elimelech of Yerushalyim -Killed by Hamas terrorist driving into train accident-October 22 2014-3 months

    2)youth traveling on roller blades in Bnei Brak slammed into a parked vehicle and was killed- October 25 2014

    3)Adina Pliver-daughter of Gavriel & Daniella of Lakewood-October 25 2014-5 months old

    4)Shalom Baadani-Riding his bike to Kosel in Jerusalem & hit by terrorist car-November 7 2014-17

    5)Dalia Lamkus-of Tekoa Israel-attacked by Arab stabbing her-November 10 2014-25

    6)Almog Yissocher Shiloni-of Modi’in Israel-attacked by Arab stabbing him-November 10 2014-20

    7)Moshe Schreiber-son of Dovid & Rochel of Lakewood-infant unresponsive, apparently from SIDS-YESTERDAY-December 1 2014-3 months old

    Do YOU remember these very recent tragedies?

    Look at their young ages & the ways they were Niftar. in such a short span of time.

    do YOU think this is coincidence? TIME FOR TESHUVA

    NO MORE SIGNS OF TRAGEDIES NEEDED FROM HASHEM if we all start teshuva NOW we won’t need any more of these tragic wake-up calls from Hashem

    May his neshama have an Aliya

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