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Israeli father of 10 killed in car accident in Ukraine, en route home from Uman

Four others lightly hurt when their shuttle collides with a bus while heading to Kyiv airport after Rosh Hashanah

Medics are seen at the scene of an accident near Uman, Ukraine, on September 9, 2021. (United Hatzalah)
Medics are seen at the scene of an accident near Uman, Ukraine, on September 9, 2021. (United Hatzalah)

An Israeli man was killed in a car accident in Ukraine on Thursday morning, while heading back to Israel after the Jewish new year.

The collision, between a minibus and bus, occurred some 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) from Uman.

The man was identified as 45-year-old Avraham Levi, a father of ten from the central city of Bet Shemesh.

“With the help of other paramedics and the Uman clinic staff, we performed CPR at the scene of the accident on one of the passengers, who was critically injured, but unfortunately, after the resuscitation efforts, his death was declared at the scene,” a United Hatzalah medic said.

Each year, tens of thousands of pilgrims, mostly from Israel, gather for Rosh Hashanah in Uman, the burial place of Rabbi Nachman, an 18th-century luminary and founder of the Bratslav Hasidic movement.

Four other Israeli passengers in the shuttle were treated for light injuries and taken to hospitals in Kyiv, the ambulance service said.

Avraham Levi was killed in the car accident near Uman, Ukraine, on September 9, 2021 (courtesy)

The passengers were apparently heading toward Kyiv’s airport to catch a flight back to Israel after the holiday.

Zaka volunteers are seen at the scene of an accident near Uman, Ukraine, on September 9, 2021. (Zaka)

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