An Israeli tourist was killed in a motorcycle accident in India, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
The ministry identified the backpacker as 23-year-old Yotam Tzafrani from the northern city of Kiryat Shmona.
He was killed in an accident near the city of Vapi, in the western state of Gujarat, the ministry said, adding that he was evacuated to a local hospital, but died of his wounds.
The Foreign Ministry said that consular officials from the embassy in New Delhi were assisting the family in repatriating the body.
The statement did not specify when the accident took place.
Tens of thousands of people are killed every year on India’s roads, with many accidents caused by reckless driving, unsafe vehicles, and poor infrastructure.
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