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An 18-year-old from Kiryat Malahi was killed at an Eilat hotel Tuesday afternoon, when he was struck in the head by a metal pergola.
An initial investigation suggested that five friends were sitting poolside at the city's Meridian Hotel when the metal structure
collapsed on top of them from a nearby balcony.
Police said that the casualty was extracted by firefighters shortly
before being pronounced dead by Magen David Adom paramedics.
Firefighters said they did not yet know why the structure had collapsed.
Police opened an investigation into the incident.