Some of the injured were trapped under the rocks – They were later extricated and airlifted to hospital
One boy died and at least eight people were injured from a rock slide that occurred today at a popular Israeli nature reserve near Dead Seathe ambulance service announced.
The police rescue operation was assisted by the army, which sent helicopters to help transport the victims. Some of the wounded they were trapped under rocks. They were released and airlifted to hospital.
“You could see rocks the size of cars falling down,” Yonatan Bar Yavid, who was with his family at the Ein Gevi site, told Israel’s Kan Radio. He was not injured, but two of his children were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The warnings for falling rocks are common in the rocky area of the southern desert of Ein Gevi, a site popular to hikers, known for its springs and waterfalls.
Police said they have launched an investigation into the incident. Parts of the area will remain closed while a geological survey is carried out, said the head of Ein Gevi’s rescue unit, Alon Chahal.
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