The Scene of the Disaster

After the rescue of the injured: documentation from the scene of the disaster

The disaster in the Ein Gedi Reserve: The Nature and Parks Authority reports more rockslides in the northern part of Nahal David and requests that the public not enter the stream

(Photo: Nature and Parks Authority)

Inspectors from the Nature and Parks Authority entered the disaster area in Nahal David shortly after the evacuation of the injured individuals concluded. They evacuated the hikers on-site and conducted a search also in the upper part of Dudim Cave. Additionally, reports were received about further rockslides in the northern part of the David Waterfall.

From the Nature and Parks Authority, it is conveyed: "We request that the hikers not enter the stream. We continue to scan the area."

As previously mentioned, earlier today a rockslide incident occurred in Nahal David in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. As a result, a 5-year-old child was killed, and 8 other individuals sustained various degrees of injuries.

(Photo: Nature and Parks Authority)

Paramedic Lior Shasha and an emergency medical technician Majahad Al Amor from Magen David Adom (MDA) shared: "It's a complex area. We quickly arrived at the scene, leaving the ambulances in the stream's parking lot and proceeding with medical equipment on foot for about 25 minutes to the incident site. We identified several injured individuals who were hurt by the rockslide. A 5-year-old child was unconscious and suffered a severe abdominal injury. A 40-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were fully conscious but also experienced injuries."

Lior Lev, Deputy Director of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, described the sequence of events earlier: "This morning around 9:30, we received a report of a rockslide in Nahal David," says the Deputy Director of the reserve, continuing to detail the events: "We immediately mobilized all the ranger teams, the Ein Gedi Rescue Unit, police, army, and all relevant forces for the rescue. We searched the stream, extricated four injured individuals who were then transferred to hospitals. The stream is currently undergoing continued searches and is closed. We are continuing to manage the incident."

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