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Israeli falls to his death while climbing Ecuadorian volcano

19 5 15

An Israeli man in his 20s was killed in a fall while attempting to climb the Cotopaxi volcano, the second-highest peak in Ecuador, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

While details of the incident were scarce, the ministry confirmed it received an alert at 2 a.m. Monday from its embassy in Ecuador reporting the death of the Israeli.

In a Foreign Ministry statement, the Israeli ambassador to Ecuador, Zeev Harel, said that consular services have notified the family of the deceased, who was not immediately named, and have begun the process of returning his remains to Israel.

“The family received the terrible news, and the Department for Israelis Abroad........

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