Two Israelis were killed in a suspected hit-and-run road accident in Ramsgate, England, ZAKA International said in a statement on Thursday morning.
ZAKA’s international hotline received a report of Israeli fatalities in the English seaside town in east Kent after a car veered off the road and into a group of pedestrians on Wednesday night.
Yoram and Noga Hirschfield were named as the victims of the accident.
What happened to the two Israelis in England?
According to initial reports in British media, a car veered off the road and crashed into a group of five people, all members of the same family.
A man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s were declared dead at the scene, and a young girl was seriously injured and is being treated at an unnamed London hospital. A man in his 40s and a young boy both sustained minor injuries.
We are appealing for information and CCTV/dashcam footage after two people died and a child was left seriously injured following a collision in Leopold Street, #Ramsgate, at around 9.35pm on Wednesday 10 August. Click the link for further information - https://t.co/OFAjwXdZl4— Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) August 11, 2022
A 30-year-old man from Ramsgate has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving as well as on suspicion of leaving the scene of a collision. Ramsgate Police were appealing to the public for witnesses to the event and to local businesses to provide CCTV footage of the scene.
The Foreign Ministry has confirmed they had received details of the accident and that Consul Sima Duvdevani was in contact with the victims’ families.
This is a developing story.