Israeli woman dies after Sinai accident

Woman succumbs to wounds at Israeli hospital, 2 days after scuba-diving accident.

February 26, 2010 19:38


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A 59-years-old Israel woman died on Friday after a scuba-diving accident off the Sharm a-Sheikh beach in Egypt's Sinai Pensinsula.

The woman had been hospitalized in an emergence care unit in Egypt for two days before she was transferred to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin on Friday morning in critical condition.

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The woman was brain dead when she arrived at the hospital, and doctors there pronounced her death several hours later.

At her family’s request, she was buried on Friday before Shabbat.

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