Israeli hiker killed in fall in Himalayas
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Israeli hiker killed in fall in Himalayas

56-year-old Ariel Frajman was trekking in northern India with wife and son when he fell into a gorge

The Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas, a popular trekking destination. An Israeli hiker was killed in October 2016 when he fell into a gorge on a trek to the glacier. (Wikimedia Commons/Priyanath/CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas, a popular trekking destination. An Israeli hiker was killed in October 2016 when he fell into a gorge on a trek to the glacier. (Wikimedia Commons/Priyanath/CC BY-SA 3.0)

An Israeli tourist died after falling into a gorge during a trek in the Himalayan mountains in northern India.

Israeli and Indian media named the man as 56-year-old Ariel Frajman. The reports said he was hiking Tuesday with his wife, son and two friends on a popular trek toward the Gangotri glacier, a source of the Ganges River, when he fell.

His body was recovered and taken to the town of Uttarkashi, the Hindustan Times reported, quoting local police chief Dadan Pal. The region is one of the most popular trekking destination in India.

The family were now trying to get the necessary death certificate and documentation from the Indian authorities, so that the Israeli embassy in New Delhi can return his body to Israel, Walla news reported.

Last week, two Israeli children were killed when the jeep they were travelling in with their parents and siblings plunged down a mountainside in the country of Georgia.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have traveled overseas during the Sukkot holidays, with many seeking adventure holidays.

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