Body of fourth Tel Aviv parking garage collapse victim located at disaster site
Four days after the deadly parking garage collapse in the Ramat Hahayal neighborhood in Tel Aviv, a fourth body has been located by IDF search and rescue teams; a fifth body is currently being searched for beneath the rubble.
Search and rescue operations are continuing in areas where it is believed that survivors may still be trapped. Rescuers believe that there is one body left in the rubble, however, it has yet to be located.
Those who have been killed so far are named as: Oleg Yakubov, 60, from Tel Aviv; Iyad Rimawi, 34, from Rima; and Dennis Dyachenko , 28, from Ukraine.
A four-level subterranean parking lot in a building site on HaBarzel Street in the Ramat Hahayal neighborhood of Tel Aviv collapsed Monday morning. At least two persons have been killed while several are said to be missing and 23 were injured.
The Labor and Welfare Committee of the Knesset held an emergency session on Thursday with the CEO of the construction company that built the parking garage that collapsed, Ronen Ginzburg of Danya Cebus, to discuss the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the structure.
Kulanu MK Elie Elalouf, the committee chairman, said "The committee sadly foresaw this. We held seven hearings on the situation. We saw that there is serious negligence in the construction sector. No one held a discussion on the required preparations for the massive amount of construction going on in the country, which is only expected to grow. We've also seen the lack of preparedness on the part of government ministries."