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Cell phone outages hamper rescue efforts

Poor cell phone reception further complicates rescue efforts and attempts to locate people in Meron.

Authorities say heavy use of cell phone networks in the area is causing poor service.

First responders are attempting to reunite dozens of children with their parents and worried Israelis around the country struggle to make contact with family members who were in Meron.

Police say the 101 emergency services number is available for information.

Several hospitals open hotlines for people to search for family and friends who may have been injured; Galilee: 04-9850505, Ziv: 04-6828838 and Poriya: 04-6652211.

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