Tragedy in Beit Shemesh as 13-year-old falls, dies after fence collapses

"It hurts; just a week ago the young man celebrated his bar mitzvah."

ZAKA medics are seen in Beit Shemesh, where a fence broke, leading a 13-year-old boy to fall to his death. (photo credit: KOBI LIZROVITZ)
ZAKA medics are seen in Beit Shemesh, where a fence broke, leading a 13-year-old boy to fall to his death.
(photo credit: KOBI LIZROVITZ)
13-year-old Daniel Madmon from Beit Shemesh died of a head wound on Monday afternoon after an iron fence he was leaning on collapsed, leading him to fall approximately five meters to the ground. 
He was evacuated in critical condition to Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem, where doctors confirmed his death after intensive CPR attempts.
Discussing the incident, ZAKA Beit Shemesh commander Avraham Kap said "It hurts; just a week ago the young man celebrated his bar mitzvah."

The principal of the educational institution  (a resident of Beit Shemesh in his 40s) where the incident took place was brought in for police questioning on suspicion of causing death by negligence.

The parents have given permission for Daniel's kidneys to be donated, N12 on Monday evening.
According to data from the Beterem Child Safety organization, since 2015, some 34 children have died after falling from high places, including this boy. So far in 2020, three children have been killed by falling.