Two teens injured in wall collapse in Ashdod
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Two teens injured in wall collapse in Ashdod

17-year old struck in head, seriously injured, when concrete pillar in apartment falls on him and a friend

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Israeli paramedics (photo credit: Flash90)
Israeli paramedics (photo credit: Flash90)

Two young men were injured Thursday in Ashdod when a concrete pillar collapsed on them.

A 17-year-old was seriously injured and an 18-year-old suffered light to moderate injuries when the pillar collapsed in an apartment that was undergoing renovations.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and treated the two victims.

“We are talking about a concrete pillar that, for a reason that is still not clear, fell and struck the boys who were in the structure under renovations,” United Hatzolah paramedic Avraham Yaret told Maariv. “I, along with other paramedics, gave them first aid, as one of the boys was injured seriously in his head and lost consciousness.”

It is unclear why they were in the building, which is located next to their yeshiva on the city’s Yehuda Hanasi Street.

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