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IDF delegation takes off for Brazil to search for missing in dam collapse

A delegation of some 130 Israeli conscripted and reservist soldiers has taken off for Brazil to assist the South American country in the search for the hundreds still missing after a dam collapsed two days ago, killing dozens and with scores more feared dead.

In addition to Israeli military search-and-rescue specialists and medical officers, who made up the most of the delegation, members of the Israeli Navy’s Yaltam scuba unit were also brought in to assist in the efforts as the military expected a significant number of underwater missions in the flooded region, army spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says.

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