Israeli woman falls to her death in Brazil while reportedly fleeing feared robbery attempt

A young Israeli woman has been killed in Brazil after falling from height in Rio de Janeiro, the Foreign Ministry says.

The ministry says its department for Israelis overseas, Israel’s consul general in Brasilia Neta Avrahami, and Keren Hayesod representative in Rio de Janeiro Mariano Hirsch are helping the grieving family and dealing with bringing the woman’s body to burial in Israel.

Citing Brazilian reports, Hebrew media says the woman was walking with her partner through Rio de Janeiro and saw a motorcyclist who they feared was trying to rob them. While apparently trying to flee, the woman jumped over a wall, and the fall led to her death.

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