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An eight-year-old boy was killed, and nine people were injured on Thursday in a rockslide at the David Stream trail in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve near the Dead Sea. Among the injured, one is in serious condition, three are in moderate condition, and five are in light condition.

The deceased was identified as Yehuda Levi.

Some of the injured were treated in the parking lot at the entrance to the nature reserve and others along the stream. Some of the injured were airlifted by the Air Force to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva and Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, and others were airlifted by Magen David Adom (MDA) to Shiba-Tel Hashomer Hospital in central Israel. The Initial investigation shows that the hikers were hit by the rocks as they walked on the marked trail.

Due to a fear of additional rockslides, Route 90 is closed in both directions from the Dargot Cliffs.

MDA Paramedic Lior Shasha and MDA EMT Mujahid al-Amor, who rushed to the scene, recalled: "We quickly arrived at the scene, leaving our ambulances in the parking lot, and we walked about 25 minutes with our gear to the scene of the incident.

We noticed several hikers who were injured by the landslide, a five-year-old boy was unconscious and suffered serious stomach trauma, a 40-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were fully conscious and suffered trauma. Together with the rescue teams and IDF medical forces, we treated the boy and administered CPR. The woman and girl were classified to be in light to moderate condition.

Four additional injured hikers came to the parking lot, a man of about 20, a man of about 40, a four-year-old girl, and an eight-year-old boy who were injured by rocks. The girl was hit in the head and limbs, her condition is moderate, and the boy and to men are in light condition. After treating the injured, we airlifted them in an MDA helicopter and in Air Force helicopters to hospitals. In addition, we dealt with several patients who were in a panic after seeing what happened."

One of the injured hikers, a boy named Lavi Bar-David, recounted the incident at the hospital: "We got to the waterfall, and a rockslide fell on us. I got a rock to the head. My sisters were also hit. I took off my shirt, and I tied it around my sister's finger, which was hit hard."

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Lior Lev, the assistant manager of the Ein Gedi nature reserve, stated: "This morning, at around 9:30, we received a report of collapsed rocks in the David Stream. We immediately sent all rangers, the Ein Gedi rescue team, police, military, and all relevant forces to rescue those trapped.

We examined the stream, we rescued four injured individuals who were brought to the hospital. We are continuing to search the stream, and the stream is closed. We are continuing to tend to the incident."

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