Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

In total, there were 60 people on the bus that reportedly fell fifty meters into an abyss.

October 24, 2014 13:35
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A Nepalese porter walks with his load from Everest base camp in Nepal

A Nepalese porter walks with his load from Everest base camp in Nepal. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The families of two Israeli women who were among 10 people who died in a bus accident in Nepal on Friday, are awaiting the repatriation of their bodies.

Shira Dabush, 30, from Ramat Gan, and Omer Shemesh, 21, from Hod Hasharon, were on a tourist bus traveling from Kathmandu to the Langtang area when it flipped and plummeted into a chasm on a mountain road. Two other Israelis were among the dozens injured in the accident.

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Reports from the scene stated that the bus was transporting 60 people when it fell 50 meters. Nepali media reported that the bus was overcrowded.

Police and rescue services evacuated most of the injured to an area hospital.

The tragedy came a little over a week after four Israelis were killed and 13 injured in one of the worst snowstorms in Nepal in years, which took the lives of 43 people.

Hours after her death, Omer’s boyfriend Eyal Ankor took to his Facebook page, writing a status from a Nepali hospital.

“My beautiful, my beloved partner and my best friend and soul mate. I want to awake from this nightmare and have you come back to me I have so much more to tell you and do with you and experience with you. I’m sitting in the hospital right now and the tears won’t stop falling. You’ll always be with me in my heart, your best friend always.”

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