Earthquake drill to present fallen TA skyscraper scenario on Wednesday

September 8, 2009 18:00


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The Shalom Tower in Tel Aviv will "collapse" under the force of an earthquake, and thousands of people will be buried under the debris -- at least according to a Magen David Adom (MDA) drill that will be held on Wednesday. It is not 9/11 but 9.9.2009. MDA director-general Eli Bin said that a powerful earthquake is not a wild scenario but realistic, as a major earthquake is overdue in the region. The rescue operation will be observed by Dr. Avi Shapira, chairman of the interministerial committee for earthquake preparedness, defense officials and others.

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