23 December 2019

Chanukah Tragedy: "People Stuck Under Concrete"

So, So, So, Sad
"People are stuck under the concrete"

gruesome scene
“Dad went on a trip to Jerusalem, and on the way back we didn’t know he was on this bus – and then this happened. He left home as usual – he was 79-year-old but had a young spirit. He was a retiree who loved to visit Jerusalem, a man of nature, not a person of cars and telephones.”

Yosef Kahalani
Kahalani’s daughter, Iris, spoke with Channel 12 earlier Monday about her father. Yosef Kahalani, a resident of the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva […] a “righteous man, a man of mitzvoth [commandments] who helped everyone.” “My mother is broken,”

“The last time I spoke with him was Saturday night. I was supposed to meet him today, I needed to come pay a condolence call, and we spoke about it. He asked how the kids were and what is happening with everyone, how are they getting along. He was always asking those things.”

“I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to him. When people are sick and they are going to die, people can say goodbye to them. A cement block killed my father, and I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye.”

Source: arutzsheva

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who arrived at the scene of the accident, said afterwards, "Shocked to the depths of my soul by the scene of the accident on Highway 40. It is too early to draw conclusions, but an analysis of the all fatal accidents of recent times raises one common denominator: Error by the driver.”

“The infrastructure is forgiving and yet the results are tragic. We have to take responsibility. I beg of you - leave all the distractions aside and concentrate 100% on driving," Smotrich asked the drivers. “I pray for the recovery of the injured, share in the grief of the families, and thank the rescue forces for their holy work.”

Source: arutzsheva

3 comments:

moshe said...

B'D'E. What a tragedy. Why so many accidents in Israel? Suggest all public drivers, those who drive the buses, taxis, etc., need to take some kind of tests every few months to see if their reflexes, emotions and nervous are normal. We all know how nervous many are in Israel (for good reason), so they need to be extra careful. May H' watch over every Yehudi in EY (& elsewhere). The world is in chaos. H' yerachem v'Yishmor Amo Yisrael!

A Refuah Shleimah to all the injured!

Neshama said...

A very good idea.
But driver says he wasn’t doing anything wrong, like phone.
Maybe a slight blackout? He should be tested for that.
But has anyone ruled out tampering with tires, and other bus mechanisms in order to cause accidents?
Who are the mechanics that work on these buses?
Buses are weapons on a med grand scale.
Also when was this bus last tested for imperfections?
Is company liable?
Many many questions.

moshe said...

Didn't even think about the 'tampering' bit, c'v. By giving the 5th column the freedoms in EY, a Pandora's box was opened. It emboldened them. Things must change to the better and the people need to wake up and demand change!