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May 3, 2015 12:30 pm

Search Team Finds Body of Last Israeli Unaccounted for in Nepal

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Or Asraf's body was found by the IsraeLife Joint Disaster Response Team. Photo: Provided photo.

JNS.org – A search team discovered the body of 22-year-old Israeli trekker Or Asraf, who was the last Israeli citizen unaccounted for in Nepal following the devastating earthquake there.

The IsraeLife Joint Disaster Response Team—compromised of volunteers from United Hatzalah, Zaka, and F.I.R.S.T—found and identified Asraf.

“We are very sad that our mission has ended in this way,” said Eli Beer, president of United Hatzalah. “Throughout all the days of the search, we remained hopeful that we would find Or alive and bring him home to his family. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, we found Or when he was no longer alive. We find some comfort in the fact that, as a result of the efforts of our volunteers, Or will be brought to burial in Israel.”

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