2 killed in mudslide caused by rain near Petah Tikva

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November 1, 2009 15:10
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mt meron hail 248 88. (photo credit: Samir Hamud, Park and Nature Authority inspector)

Torrential rain fell throughout the country on Sunday, causing damage, flooding roads and leaving two people dead. In Kibbutz Einat, near Petah Tikva, two contractors were killed in a mudslide caused by the rain. The men, Dalit al-Carmel residents, were working on a sewage line nearly two meters beneath the surface when the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon. Magen David Adom paramedics pronounced the victims dead at the scene. In Haifa, an underground parking lot at the city's Lev Hamifratz shopping center was flooded, and two mall employees were evacuated by firefighters after being trapped inside. Earlier Sunday, a truck was towed from a flooded underpass as water levels rose to two meters. Meanwhile, the Israel Electric Company issued a statement warning the public to prepare for stormy weather from Sunday night onwards. The public was requested to remove objects which could potentially crash into wires, such as shutters, antennas, clotheslines, potted plants, planters and more. Over the weekend, heavy rain wreaked havoc in the Sharon and Dan regions, causing flooding and power outages in several locations.

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