Water rafting 311 R.
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Israeli citizen Miriam Shoshana Shafek, 58, was killed on Sunday in a water
rafting accident in northern Thailand, the Foreign Ministry released
for publication on Monday.
While traveling down the river with
six of her friends, Shafek fell out of the raft and disappeared. Her
body was found shortly thereafter. No one else was hurt in the accident
which occurred 60 kilometers north of the Chang Mai.
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was on a tour with other Israeli tourists when the accident occurred.
Her body was being held in a local hospital while the Israeli Embassy in
Bangkok made arrangements to have her flown back to Israel.
This accident comes after fourteen Israeli tourists were involved in a head-on collision in Georgia
Fourteen Israelis were traveling by van to Kutaisi, Georgia's second
largest city, when a truck traveling in the opposite direction veered
out of its lane and struck them head-on.
One woman, Behira Noema, 58, from Kiryat Ata, was killed. Two more
people were seriously injured, and the rest lightly to moderately. The
injured and deceased were flown back to Israel last night, and taken to
local hospitals for treatment.