78-year-old woman dies from hypothermia as cold front grips Israel

A 78-year-old woman died on Saturday from hypothermia as a result of a cold front which gripped the country over the weekend and which is expected to last until the end of the week. The Beersheba resident was rushed to Soroka Hospital at noon. Upon arrival, she was listed in critical condition as her body temperature had dropped to 78.1 Fahrenheit (26.5 Celsius). Doctors tried to stabilize the woman, but were unsuccessful, and after a few hours declared her dead.