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A four-year-old boy drowned in a pool in the community of Katzrin in the Golan Heights Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of Passover.

Magen David Adom (MDA) medics and paramedics gave the child medical treatment and CPR at the scene, but he could not be revived.

MDA EMT Sheila Mayberg said: "This is a very serious incident. The boy was found unconscious in the pool and pulled out. When we arrived at the house, he was lying near the pool and they performed basic CPR on him under telephone guidance from the MDA center. We continued the medical treatment and performed advanced and prolonged CPR on him, which included mouth to mouth, chest compressions and administering medication for over an hour and a quarter, but in the end we had to declare his death."

Earlier today, a three-year-old boy was moderately to severely injured and a 30-year-old man was lightly injured from burns caused by a bonfire for the burning of chametz (leavened products) in Rosh Ha'Ayin.

MDA medics and paramedics evacuated the boy to Tel Hashomer Hospital with second and third degree burns on his upper body and the man in light condition with burns on his hands.

MDA Paramedic Tomer Gusman said: "When we got to the street, we saw the boy who was fully conscious with severe burns on his upper body and the man who suffered from minor burns on his limbs. We were told that they were injured during the burning of chametz on the street. We gave them initial medical treatment that included painkillers and evacuated them for further treatment in the hospital in stable condition."