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        10/21/2012, Cheshvan 5, 5773

      Magen David Adom 'Treats' 2,600 in Simulated Earthquake


      The Magen David Adom (MDA-Red Star of David) emergency medical service reported, Sunday, that it "treated" more than 2,600 casualties in a nationwide exercise of Israel's preparedness for earthquakes. The drill simulated a tremor of 5.8 on the Richter scale in Eilat and a 6.5 quake in the north that caused buildings, including hospitals to "collapse" and utilities to "fail".

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