Israeli killed in Peru sand-ski accident

Foreign Ministry contacts 21-year-old's family; 23-year-old Israeli killed in New Zealand car crash.

car crash 1 88 248 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
car crash 1 88 248
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
A 21-year-old Israeli, Aviv Bokovsa of Beersheba, was killed in a sand-ski accident in Peru Saturday, according to the Foreign Ministry. Bokovsa, along with four other Beersheba residents, was traveling in the remote village of Ika, about three hours drive from the Peruvian capital, Lima. The Foreign Ministry advised that the family had been contacted, and that the consul would travel to Ika to organize for the man's body to be brought to Israel for burial. In related news, a 23-year-old Israeli backpacker was killed in a car accident in New Zealand on Thursday, near the city of Dunedin. Local police suspect that the man was driving on the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The Foreign Ministry said that the man's family had been notified, and that representatives in the embassy in Australia were working to have his remains flown to Israel for burial. Five of the passengers in the other vehicle were injured. The Israeli who was killed was driving alone in his car. According to rescue forces on the scene, a highway in the Otago region, two of the passengers in the other car were very badly injured while three others were moderately to seriously hurt.