2 Israeli children killed in Georgia car crash

2 Israeli children killed in Georgia car crash

Reports say vehicle plunged into gorge in mountainous Tusheti region in Caucasus; 4 family members injured

Tebilisi, the capital of Georgia. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
Tebilisi, the capital of Georgia. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)

Two Israeli children were killed and four other members of the same family were injured when their car plunged into a gorge while on a trip in the country of Georgia, Israeli media reported Tuesday.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed that an Israeli family had been involved in the accident and said that a diplomat had been dispatched to the area to provide assistance.

Reports identified the victims as the Grinfeld family from the settlement of Ma’ale Michmas in the central West Bank. The two children who were killed were identified as Ahinoam and Nevo, while the mother, Noa, was seriously injured. The father, Hanoch, and two other children were lightly hurt.

Ahinoam was in 5th grade, and Nevo was in kindergarten, Ynet reported, quoting a spokesman from Ma’ale Michmas.

Reports said the car had plunged into a gorge in the remote mountainous Tusheti region in the northeast of Georgia.

Georgia, which sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia in the Caucuses, has become an increasingly popular tourist destination for Israelis in recent years, drawn by the hiking and its spectacular mountain scenery.

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