[BS/RBS list] BDE Missing Israeli earthquake victim found this morning (Sunday)

Ruth posnruth at gmail.com
Sun May 3 10:29:36 EDT 2015

>From the Times of Israel

The body of missing Israeli trekker Or Asraf was located in Nepal early
Sunday morning, an Israeli relief team announced, over a week after he
disappeared following a devastating earthquake.

Relatives, friends and rescuers had held out hope of finding Asraf alive —
he was the last unaccounted-for Israeli in the country — but a statement
from the ZAKA emergency organization said his body had been located on the
Langtang ridge.

“We regret to report that during the morning hours the team located a body
identified as Or Asraf’s. The complex rescue operation will likely take
place tomorrow morning,” the group stated on its Twitter account.

The Foreign Ministry did not offer official confirmation that Asraf’s body
had been found, but did not deny the report.

ZAKA arrived in Nepal last week in a joint task force along with Israeli
rescue organizations United Hatzalah and F.I.R.S.T to assist in the rescue
efforts and attempt to locate Asraf, the last Israeli citizen who remained
out of contact since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the Himalayan

Asraf’s body was located on a trekking route in the Langtang region,
according Eli Beer, president of United Hatzalah.

Beer said the team had combated rough terrain and mudslides while heavy
rain and hail poured down in their efforts to locate the body.

He added that a fully equipped ZAKA team will make its way to the body’s
location once weather conditions allow safe passage.

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