Families of Prison Service victims notified of losses

December 3, 2010 01:01

The families of 36 Prisons Service staff who died in the Carmel fire on Thursday have been notified of their losses overnight Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, some 40 members of the Prison Service – the majority of whom were new recruits to the Prisons Service – had been dispatched to the Damon Prison near Kibbutz Bet Oren to assist in the evacuation of some 500 prisoners from the facility. The bus however never made it to its destination. It traveled from Atlit to the prison via the winding, mountainous single lane Route 721, before suddenly becoming engulfed in flames, leaving no survivors on board.

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