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Jerusalem - Israeli 11-Year-Old Boy Pronounced Dead In Tragic Fall From School Roof

Published on: June 27, 2015 11:30 PM
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Jerusalem - The City of Jerusalem is in mourning tonight after an 11-year-old boy from Ramot Aleph was pronounced dead after falling down a staircase shaft in his school in Jerusalem.

Both Magen David Adom paramedics and United Hatzalah volunteers responded to the scene to administer first aid and evacuated the boy in critical condition to Shaare Tzedek Hospital. The incident occurred a half-hour before the end of shabbos.

The boy has been  identified  as Nesanel Yechaya.

A United Hatzalah first responder said that though the gate of the school was locked, the boy and his friends apparently climbed the gate in order to play on the school premises, particularly the roof from which he fell. An approximate four story fall from the opening in the roof leading to the shaft was the cause of death.

“When I arrived on the scene the child was unconscious, he had no pulse, and wasn’t breathing after having entered the school facility with him friends and falling from a great height while playing on the roof of the school,” said United Hatzalah volunteer Isaac Katz. “We conducted resuscitation maneuvers in an attempt to save his life.”

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He was buried after midnight this evening on Har Ha’Menuchos.


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 Jun 27, 2015 at 11:43 PM Anonymous Says:

BD'E. There is no way to make school buildings "accident-proof" and sadly, these types of accidents are unavoidable. Let no one try to link such occurrences to any other events or invoke some absurd rationale premised in hashgacha paratis. Bad things do happen.

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 Jun 28, 2015 at 12:03 AM Anonymous Says:

Nebech, this should be a wake up call to all those parents who let their yungerleit run around unsupervised in shuls, stores, streets, country.

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 Jun 28, 2015 at 12:50 AM Israeli Says:

To some extent, you're right, but I wonder why an open shaft was exposed & not locked. How did they even get onto the roof? Also, the kids were clearly bored & looking for somewhere to explore, as kids do. Terrible tragedy.

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 Jun 28, 2015 at 12:52 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

BD'E. There is no way to make school buildings "accident-proof" and sadly, these types of accidents are unavoidable. Let no one try to link such occurrences to any other events or invoke some absurd rationale premised in hashgacha paratis. Bad things do happen.

Sorry you are wrong. Much CAN be done to make things safer for our children.

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 Jun 28, 2015 at 01:25 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

BD'E. There is no way to make school buildings "accident-proof" and sadly, these types of accidents are unavoidable. Let no one try to link such occurrences to any other events or invoke some absurd rationale premised in hashgacha paratis. Bad things do happen.

Sorry you are wrong. Much CAN be done to make things safer for our children.

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 Jun 28, 2015 at 09:29 AM Mayer Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Sorry you are wrong. Much CAN be done to make things safer for our children.

Of course it can. The roof shaft should have been covered and sealed.

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