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Israel Makes Arrest in Case of Collapsed Parking Garage

Israeli medics and emergency units carry a wounded person away on a stretcher from a construction site after an underground car park collapsed on September 5, 2016 in the Ramat Hahayal neighbourhood in the coastal city of Tel Aviv. Police reported 18 wounded, including one seriously, one moderately and 16 …
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Ynetnews reports: Police made the first arrest Tuesday evening in the case surrounding the collapse of the underground parking lot in Tel Aviv which left 3 dead, dozens injured and five missing. The arrest comes just a day-and-a-half after the collapse as rescue forces continue in their efforts to locate three people that are still missing.

A gag order has been imposed on the details of the investigation, including the identity of the arrested individual.

Another body was pulled from the rubble Tuesday afternoon after rescue teams continued their search throughout the night. However, three people remain trapped—two residents of Acre and a Palestinian from the Dawabsheh family.

Rescue forces still believe it is possible to reach the trapped people. Lt. Sami Yehezkel, one of the commanders of rescue teams at the scene, said, “We are working with all the forces of the Homefront Command to reach those trapped. We are working at a number of locations we identified at the start through intelligence. This leads us to the most relevant places first.”

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