10-year-old boy dies after tree collapses on him in a park

Apparently he was there with his friends on a school trip; the tragic event occurred while he was sitting on a park bench.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
July 17, 2019 13:09
1 minute read.
The tree log that collapsed and killed a child near Kiryat Gat

The tree log that collapsed and killed a child near Kiryat Gat. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

A 10-year-old Bedouin boy from the Arad region was killed Wednesday morning when a tree collapsed in a park near Kiryat Gat.

Police forces began investigating into the incident. Apparently the boy was there with his friends on a school trip when the tragic event occurred while he was sitting on a bench in the park.

"When we arrived at the place, we saw a large branch of a tree that collapsed on a bench on which a boy of about 10 was sitting. The boy was unconscious, without a pulse and without breathing, with a severe head injury. We performed medical procedures. His condition was critical, and within a short time we had to determine his time of death," Senior MDA medic Ronen Shinem and MDA paramedic Israel Ben Yehuda said.

Dov Biladi, a Zaka volunteer recounted: "A group of children sat in a shady place in the park area under the trees, and suddenly a 7-meter log collapsed on the group of children. Some of them managed to escape except for one 10-year-old child. The boy suffered a very serious injury and was crushed under a tree right in front of his friends."


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