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Five-Year-Old Who Fell 'No Longer in Life-Threatening Condition'

Five-year-old girl and her three-year-old brother fell from a building in Be'er Sheva. The girl is no longer in life-threatening condition.
By Nir Har-Zahav
First Publish: 6/5/2014, 5:35 PM

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A girl, 5, and her brother, 3.5, fell from an apartment on the third story in a building in Mivtza Yoav Street in Be'er Sheva Thursday, and suffered serious injuries in the head and limbs.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzala medics gave the children medical treatment and evacuated them to Soroka Hospital in the city. MDA volunteers said that when they arrived on the scene, the girl was sprawled on the ground, and the boy was being held in his father's arms. Both victims were conscious as they were taken to the hospital.

By 10:00 p.m. it was determined that the girl is no longer in life-threatening condition, although her condition is still serious, as is her brother's. 

Earlier Thursday, a yeshiva student aged 26 fell into a 5-meter-high hole at the entrance to Modiin Illit. United Hatzala and MDA gave him initial treatment and evacuated him to the hospital.

United Hatzala said that the student had come to the location with his friends, and was hurt in the head as a result of falling from a height.

“The young man apparently entered the hole as part of a game and hurt his head when he fell from a high place as he was climbing out of the hole. Fire crews took action to get him out of the hole,” the volunteer service added.