Arie Lahav, one of the founders of Kibbutz Nir Oz, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car accident near the Gaza Strip border on Sunday, local authorities said. Lahav was 80 years old.
Two others were badly injured, including Lahav’s nine-year-old granddaughter, who suffered injuries in her head and limbs. The girl was staying with her grandfather for Hanukkah.
A man in his 40s with injuries to his upper torso was rescued from the other vehicle. Primary observations of the accident reported a head-on collision between the two vehicles. The injured were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.
The fatal accident occurred on route number 2410, near Kisufim, early on Sunday morning.
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