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April 30, 2015 10:51 am

Father, IDF Colleagues of Missing Israeli Hiker Fly to Nepal to Help With Search

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Israeli hiker Or Asraf went missing in Nepal after the country was hit by a massive earthquake, which claimed the lives of at least 5,500 people. Photo: Twitter.

Ynet – The father of missing Israeli trekker Or Asraf flew out to Nepal on Thursday to help search for his son, along with some of his IDF colleagues from the Egoz comabt unit. Asraf is the only Israeli who has not made contact since Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake five days ago, claiming the lives of at least more than 5,500 people.

Rescuers were to try Thursday to reach a group of 20 Israelis by helicopter, Army Radio reported. The group has been stranded on a mountainside in the Himalayas since the quake struck.

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