Courtesy of JNS Lightning over the Shomron Mountains in the West Bank 

Courtesy of JNS

Lightning over the Shomron Mountains in the West Bank 


A 14-year-old boy who was struck by lighting at Zikim Beach in southern Israel on Oct. 15, together with four other family members, remained in serious condition at Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center on Oct. 16.   The other victims’ condition has improved, according to the hospital.

The boy’s sister-in-law, 22, is also listed as being in serious condition, though according to doctors her condition has been stabilized. The three other siblings, ages 13, 17 and 24, are currently listed in conditions ranging from moderate to light.

“Five people were injured and brought to the medical center,” said the deputy hospital director. “One of them, 14 years old, who was in critical condition, underwent prolonged resuscitation, which continued in the hospital. He is currently in a trauma room undergoing pediatric intensive care.”

The other seriously injured victim was in intensive care. The three other victims suffered “minor injuries” and showed “signs of electrical tension,” as well as “entry and exit wounds” from the lightning strike.

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