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8 Israelis Injured in Accident in Thailand

Eight Israelis injured, one of them seriously, in a car accident in the Koh Phangan island in Thailand.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 2/14/2014, 9:07 PM

Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan
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Eight Israelis were injured on Friday in a car accident in the Koh Phangan island in Thailand, Channel 2 News reported.

The accident occurred when the driver of the cab in which the eight Israelis were riding lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

Seven of the eight suffered light injuries and were taken to a local clinic for treatment. The eighth victim was seriously injured and was transferred to a local hospital.

The Israeli consul in Bangkok has been notified of the accident, Channel 2 reported.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry told the channel that the Israeli embassy is in contact with the victims and are working on having them transferred to a hospital in Koh Samui.

Thailand is a popular destination for many Israeli tourists. There are many Israelis in Koh Phangan these days, as an all-night “Full Moon Party” will be held on the island on Saturday night.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)