Boy rescued from Beersheba fire dies

6-year-old succumbs to smoke inhalation; elderly victims evacuated to Soroka.

October 11, 2006 10:48
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jerusalem fire 88 298. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

A six-year-old boy, Itai Gisperman, died Wednesday morning after he was rescued from a burning Beersheba apartment building. Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to resuscitate the child, who was carried out of a building on Rehov Aharon Maskin in critical condition suffering from smoke inhalation, but he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. What's new on Two elderly residents of the building were rescued and evacuated to Soroka, where they were being examined. An initial investigation revealed that Gisperman's mother had left him alone while she took his younger brother to nursery school. The boy was sleeping when she left, locking him in the apartment, Army Radio reported. Beersheba fire chief Yitzhak Biton said that while the cause of the third-floor fire hadn't been determined absolutely, it appeared to have started in the kitchen.

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