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Soldier wounded in training accident dies of his wounds

Private Maayan Rotenberg dies in hospital two days after being seriously injured during routine inspection of tank

Efrat Weiss
Published: 11.30.07, 20:32 / Israel News

Private Maayan Rotenberg, who was seriously injured during a training accident on Wednesday, died of his wounds Friday evening. His family was notified of his death.

 

Rotenberg, 19, from Kibbutz Beit Ha'emek, was wounded after his head was crushed between the tank's turret and gun. He was evacuated to the Soroka hospital in Beersheba for treatment.

 

The Military Police launched an investigation into the accident. An initial inquiry revealed that Rotenberg was inside the tank conducting a routine inspection of the machinery.

 

A week and-a-half ago, reserve First Sergeant Assaf Waxman was killed in a training accident in the Golan Heights, after the armored personnel carrier (APC) he was traveling in flipped over.

 

Three weeks ago, First Sergeant-Major Yariv Ben-Amitai, 21, was killed in an operational accident at the Gaza Strip border, near the Kissufim checkpoint

 

Ben-Amitai, from the Golani Brigade's 13th regiment, was killed after his Hummer overturned during a routine patrol along the border fence.

 

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