Two Israeli women killed in road accident in Bolivia
Another woman was also injured in the accident; 18-year-old traveler also died in Andorra.
Two Israeli travelers were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Bolivia. Another Israeli woman was also injured in the accident, which took place in the Salar de Uyuni area in the southwest of the country, the site of the largest salt flat in the world.
The bodies of the two women, Kalanit Nankin, 45, and Dorit Zanir, 54 were flown to La Paz, the capital of the country. The news has been passed on to their families.
On Thursday night 18-year-old Israeli Guy Hendel died in Andorra. According to the Army Radio report, his death was caused by a "home accident." Hendel went with other high school graduates from the area where he went to school on the trip, and was meant to start his IDF service shortly. The Foreign Ministry is organizing to fly his body to Madrid, and then on to Israel.
Earlier this month, two Israeli tourists were killed and nine others injured in two separate accidents on the same road in Peru.
The first accident on the Cusco-Lima road occurred when a bus overturned near the city of Ayacucho, some 550 kilometers south-east of Lima. An Israeli female tourist was killed, and many other passengers were injured including seven Israelis.
The second accident occurred shortly afterwards, on the same road, near the city of Nazca in the via Tambo region, claiming the life of an Israeli. Two other Israelis were among the injured passengers in this accident.