Man dies on bus during Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to Uman

A 60-year-old man traveling to Uman for Rosh Hashanah prayers collapsed and died on the bus on the way out of the Ukrainian city.

Medical personnel at the scene (photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH UMAN BRANCH)
Medical personnel at the scene
(photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH UMAN BRANCH)

A 60-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who traveled to the Ukrainian city of Uman for Rosh Hashanah died Tuesday after collapsing on a bus on the way out of the city, according to a report by United Hatzalah of Ukraine.

After collapsing, he underwent prolonged resuscitation operations, during which his pulse even returned, but in the end, paramedics had to pronounce him dead.

Mattis Shapira, head of the United Hatzalah branch in Uman, described the incident:

“We arrived at the scene in ambulances, and with the help of a doctor from the Uman clinic, we performed prolonged resuscitation operations on him in an attempt to save his life,” he said. “Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene at the end of the resuscitation efforts.”

Medical personnel at the scene (credit: UNITED HATZALAH UMAN BRANCH)Medical personnel at the scene (credit: UNITED HATZALAH UMAN BRANCH)

United Hatzalah of Uman deputy comments on incident

“This is a sad case after the Rosh Hashanah events in Uman. Now we are working with the help of businessmen in Breslav to fly his body to Israel.”

Aharon Ben Harosh, Deputy of United Hatzalah Uman

Aharon Ben Harosh, the deputy of the United Hatzalah branch in Uman, reported from the scene: “This is a sad case after the Rosh Hashanah events in Uman. Now we are working with the help of businessmen in Breslav to fly his body to Israel.”