Car drops into yard in northern village, crushing and killing 2 siblings
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Car drops into yard in northern village, crushing and killing 2 siblings

Brother and sister in their 20s in northern village of Ar’ara hit by vehicle during family gathering to mark Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday

First responders lift a vehicle out of a yard in Ar'ara, northern Israel, July 30, 2020 (Kan screenshot)
First responders lift a vehicle out of a yard in Ar'ara, northern Israel, July 30, 2020 (Kan screenshot)

A brother and sister were killed on Thursday night in the Wadi Ara area of northern Israel when two vehicles crashed into their yard while the family was gathered for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.

The siblings, both in their twenties, were residents of the village of Ar’ara, near Haifa. Channel 13 named the pair as Amir and Tima abu Elaila Melham.

The Magen David Adom emergency service said that a “truck appeared to have [crashed] and hit two vehicles that fell and hit the young man and woman who were sitting in their yard.”

The two vehicles that fell into the yard had apparently been parked above the yard, which was below street level, and trapped the siblings underneath.

First responders used heavy machinery to lift the vehicles out of the yard. Two other people were lightly injured in the accident, Channel 13 reported.

MDA medics found the pair without vital signs and declared them dead at the scene.

Police officers were investigating the incident.

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