Thursday, May 25th | 29 Iyyar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
September 7, 2016 1:13 pm

Rescue Teams Pessimistic About Finding More Survivors Under Rubble of Collapsed Tel Aviv Parking Lot

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Rescue Teams Pessimistic About Finding More Survivors Under Rubble of Collapsed Tel Aviv Parking Lot" to a friend
The collapsed parking facility in Tel Aviv. Photo: Magen David Adom.

The collapsed parking facility in Tel Aviv. Photo: Magen David Adom.

JNS.org – Rescue teams at the scene of the collapsed parking facility in Tel Aviv were pessimistic Wednesday, saying the chances of finding survivors under the rubble after more than 48 hours were diminishing rapidly.

Four people were killed and 23 others wounded Monday when the four-story lot under construction in the Ramat HaHayal neighborhood crumbled. Three people are still missing.

Some 250 Homefront Command soldiers have been assisted by the military’s Oketz canine unit and numerous members of police and emergency services in the frantic rescue effort.

Related coverage

May 24, 2017 2:54 pm
0

Church of Scotland’s Rejection of BDS and Criticism of Hamas Draws Cautious Welcome From Country’s Jews

Scottish Jews have cautiously welcomed the Church of Scotland's decision at its annual General Assembly to reject the BDS campaign...

“This is a race against time, but we won’t give up until everyone is accounted for,” Homefront Command Col. Golan Vach told Israel Hayom.

Excavation machines were deployed to the site on Tuesday evening, once rescue teams had made their way to the bottom of the rubble.

The parking structure had been intended to house up to 600 vehicles, and was scheduled to open to the public in October.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Jay Lavine

    Isaac Herzog has been quoted as calling it a culture of carelessness, “everything will be fine.” Don’t worry, be happy. Lo ichpat li.

    Could this kind of attitude exist if Israel were truly a Jewish state instead of some phony “ethnically” Jewish state? In Jewish medicine, we have the principle that prevention is the highest form of healing, because, when we prevent illness or other tragedies, we are emulating God. We need more yir’at hashem and less hillul hashem.

Algemeiner.com