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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.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.