IDF soldier killed, three injured when jeep overturns
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IDF soldier killed, three injured when jeep overturns

Troops were on patrol near the Gaza border; army launches investigation

IDF soldiers by the Gaza border, near Kibbutz Nir-Am, in Southern Israel, on January 13, 2016 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
IDF soldiers by the Gaza border, near Kibbutz Nir-Am, in Southern Israel, on January 13, 2016 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

An IDF soldier was killed and three others were wounded when a jeep they were traveling in overturned on Saturday, the army said.

The accident occurred when the troops were on an operational patrol near the southern Gaza Strip border.

Two of the injured were in a serious condition and a third soldier was lightly hurt, the army said. The families of the soldiers have been notified.

The killed soldier was named as Sgt. Yuval Maneh, 20, of Givatayim.

IDF Sgt. Yuval Maneh who was killed in a jeep accident, June 17, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)
IDF Sgt. Yuval Maneh who was killed in a jeep accident, June 17, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)

The injured soldiers were taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

It was not immediately clear what caused the jeep to overturn and Eyal Zamir, head of the IDF’s Southern Command, ordered an investigation.

Maneh’s funeral was scheduled for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery north of Tel Aviv.

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