Daily Israel Report

Soldier Killed in Fall from Train

A 19-year-old soldier died in a mysterious fall. The IDF is investigating.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 6/28/2013, 1:05 PM

Soldiers at train station
Soldiers at train station
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A 19-year-old soldier was killed Thursday in a fall from a train. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.

He had apparently been hanging from the outside of the train, possibly after attempting to get back on the train after getting off. At some point he fell, and was pulled under the train and killed.

Police initially believed the young man had committed suicide, but now believe the death was a tragic accident.

Military police are attempting to determine whether the young man may have attempted to reenter the train after realizing that he had left his bag and his weapon on board when he got off in Ashdod.