Two Israeli Hikers Killed After Falling From Height in Georgia

Caucasus Mountains

The Jerusalem Post reports: The Foreign Ministry reported that two Israelis were killed in a climbing accident at the Ushba peak of the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.

Another pair of travelers were also killed in the incident. Their nationalities have yet to be made public.

The circumstances leading up to the event are being investigated, the Foreign Ministry added.

A search for the hikers began on Thursday when the travelers failed to make contact with friends at a nearby location.

The tragedy marks the fourth time in as many months that Israelis traveling abroad have been reported killed in incidents across the world.

The first occurred on July 7, when two Israeli nationals were killed and another wounded in a car crash while traveling down route 70 in California.

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