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Israeli dies while trekking in Nepal

Young man was on last leg of Annapurna circuit when he fell off bridge into river; Foreign Ministry repatriating his body

A 26-year-old resident of central Israel was killed while hiking in Nepal on Thursday morning.


The young man, Eran Cohen, fell off a wooden bridge into a river while trekking in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. His family was notified.


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Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz of the Kathmandu Chabad House said that it appears the hiker drowned upon falling in the water. He was on the last leg of the trek. It was not immediately clear whether he was hiking alongside other Israelis when he fell.


The Foreign Ministry said it is making efforts to repatriate his body.


A Nepalese newspaper reported that two others – a German tourist and an Austrian one – were killed in the same region over the past 24 hours.


Last month, nine climbers, most of them French, were killed in an avalanche while trying to scale Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas. The mountain, located in northwestern Nepal is the world's eighth highest mountain.


Also in September, a 22-year-old Israeli woman, Revital Refua, was killed in a rafting accident near Cusco, Peru.




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