Infant girl dies in apartment fire in southern town
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Infant girl dies in apartment fire in southern town

Eleven others, including 8 children, hurt by smoke inhalation in Segev Shalom, southeast of Beersheba

The scene of an apartment fire in Moshav Batzra in central Israel, November 18, 2018. (Magen David Adom)
Illustrative: First responders at the scene of an apartment fire in Moshav Batzra in central Israel, November 18, 2018. (Magen David Adom)

An infant girl died in a fire late Tuesday night in the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, southeast of Beersheba.

The girl, roughly one year old, was pulled from the burning building by first responders, who declared her dead at the scene, the Magen David Adom emergency service said.

Eleven others were lightly hurt by smoke inhalation and transferred to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

The injured included eight children, a woman around age 60, and a man and a woman in their 20s.

“I got to the scene really quickly and saw fire and smoke in the apartment,” an MDA first responder said. “With the assistance of a family member, we saved 11 people from the apartment. A baby, around a year old, was there, unconscious and suffering from severe burns. After medical checks we were forced to declare her dead.”

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