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MDA paramedic performing CPR

Two Israelis drowned in an elevator in a residential building in the city of Tel Aviv on Saturday.

The elevator short-circuited in the basement of the building, and became flooded with rain water.


The Magen David Adom emergency hotline received the call for help at around 2:42 pm in the afternoon that two people were being extracted from the flooded elevator.

One of the individuals, a man, was taken to Sheba Medical Center in critical condition. The second person, a woman, was taken to Ichilov Medical Center. Both passed away a short time later.

The victims have been identified as Dean Yaacov Shoshani and Stav Harari.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.