Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Teenagers Die, 1 Goes Missing As Flash Flood Hits Southern Israel

Teenagers Die, 1 Goes Missing As Flash Flood Hits Southern Israel

"It will be a wet and fun experience", the school administration told concerned teens, the report said.

Workplaces conversations and all the leading headlines are focused on a single, tragic event - the deaths of 10 Israeli teenagers last Thursday when they were swept away in a flash flood near the southern end of the Dead Sea.

At Least 9 Teenagers Die in Israel Flash Floods
Hikers killed in Dead Sea flash floods

Eventually, authorities announced on Thursday night that the bodies of the ten dead students were recovered and that they were all aged between 17 or 18. A truck driver is still missing after he was apparently swept away in another torrent in Israel, south of the Dead Sea, police said.

Of the nine teenagers who lost their lives, eight were female and one was male. Rescue teams are scheduled to be redeployed on Friday morning. The remaining 15 students from the group were rescued, and two of them were treated for hypothermia, according to the Times.

Army rescue helicopters and the fire brigade's diving unit are searching for the missing hiker, believed to be a young woman. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R news of the week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded the calamity a "grave disaster", in a statement.

President Reuven Rivlin said: "Our prayers and thoughts are with our brothers, our children and our loved ones who are in trouble". We will strengthen and lend help to the forces who are now working to rescue, find and treat those injured. He said Israel "embraces" the grieving families and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The main question being asked was why the group had chose to continue with the hike in an area known for flash floods.

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