In a tour on Thursday to Usfiya and other parts of the Carmel affected by the
Carmel Fire, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss told reporters that the
report his office is preparing on the tragedy would be "very
Forty-four people died in the fire last December, the deadliest
in Israel’s history. Among the victims were 37 prison service cadets and their
commanding officers, who died when their bus was engulfed by flames.
fire also caused widespread damage, totaling millions of shekels, to land and
property. An estimated 1.5 million trees were destroyed.
A week ago,
Lindenstrauss had warned members of his Knesset Committee that the in-depth
report his office is preparing into the Carmel fire had uncovered "very serious
evidence of negligence" and was expected to reveal grave findings.