1 Killed, 16 Injured in Mt. Herzl Stage Collapse 1 Killed, 16 Injured in Mt. Herzl Stage Collapse (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/18/12)
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A woman, 20, was killed Wednesday when lighting pole collapsed on
stage during rehearsals for next week´s Independence Day celebrations
on Mount Herzl.
MDA paramedics responded to the scene and attempted to resuscitate
the woman to no avail. Personnel on the scene say at least 4 others
were seriously injured, while 12 others sustained light injuries.
The wounded were immediately rushed to Shaare Zedek Hospital, where
one is in critical condition. The other is said to be stable.
Six emergency crews were called to the scene and began searching for
trapped victims, but at this time no more victims have been found.
MDA spokesman Tzvika Gronich said, "Multiple units were immediately
dispatched. Paramedics tried to resuscitate a woman in her twenties
for some time, but she was pronounced dead at the scene."
"The incident ended with eight moderate to severe injuries, and
several light injuries," he added.
MDA workers Tzvi David said, "I arrived and immediately saw at least
three seriously injured people. I started to resuscitate one
individual, but sadly she did not survive.. We also tended to two
other seriously injured people who were in critical condition."
Witnesses say that the lighting post collapsed after swaying in high
The Fire Department reported it will open an investigation to examine
the circumstances. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/18/12)
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