Israeli woman killed, 4 injured in northern India road accident
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Israeli woman killed, 4 injured in northern India road accident

Israeli consul in Delhi en route to Himalayas to help, after car plunges off road into Spiti Valley

A jeep drives along the only road that leads to Spiti Valley, a remote Himalayan valley situated at 4,000 meter (13,125 feet) above sea level, India, August 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)
A jeep drives along the only road that leads to Spiti Valley, a remote Himalayan valley situated at 4,000 meter (13,125 feet) above sea level, India, August 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)

An Israeli woman was killed and four Israelis were injured on Monday after the vehicle in which they were traveling swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a valley in northern India, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Israeli who was killed was named late Monday as Adva Ben Dahan, 36, from the central Israeli city of Givatayim.

The accident happened between Manali and Leh at the Spiti Valley in the Himalayan mountains, where the roads are steep with sections of gravel and loose soil. They are crisscrossed by streams.

The injured tourists were taken to a hospital in the town of Kullu, some 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of India’s capital, Delhi.

The Foreign Ministry said that the Israeli consul in Delhi, Eli Sneh, was in touch with the injured tourists, and was on his way to see them.

India and neighboring Nepal are popular destinations for Israelis, particularly those who have just completed their compulsory military service.

In October last year, a jeep accident in Nepal claimed the life of Vered Aviyashar, 26, one of nine Israelis injured when their vehicle overturned while traveling in the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal.

Three years ago, three Israelis were among around 45 people, half of them Nepalese, who died in a sudden blizzard in the Annapurna mountain range.

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