Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nepal: Breaking News:Nepalese Death Toll, Missing For Israelis Significant

According to, 39 people have been killed and sixty people are still missing after Tuesday's (October 14) avalanche along the Thorong La mountain pass in Nepal, military and police officials said Saturday night (October 18). 

Meanwhile, 36 Israelis have yet to contact their families back home since the disaster, which occurred roughly 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the capital city of Katmandu.

Dozens of Israeli tourists who have been found, however, are being transferred to Kathmandu for treatment,  a Har-El insurance company official working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nepal confirmed to Arutz Sheva on Saturday. 

COMMENT: Concern is also rising that another Israeli tourist may have died in the disaster: Michal Gili Chierkowsky from Givatayim. 

So far, at least three Israeli tourists have been confirmed dead in the disaster, including Nadav Shoham of Mitzpe Hoshaya; Agam Luria, 23, of Kibbutz Yifat; and Lt. Tamar Ariel, 25, of Masuot Yitzchak, Israel's first religious female air force navigator.

Shoham's body is due to arrive in Israel on Saturday night, and Ariel's and Luria's bodies will be transferred later in the week. 

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