IDF Soldier Killed in Tank Accident near Egypt Border

Israeli Merkava tanks and armour wait in a holding area near to the Israeli-Lebanon border as forces move deeper into Lebanon to root out Hezbollah militants carrying out rocket attacks on Israel on July 30, 2006, at a forward base near the northerly town Kiryat Shemona, Israel.
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The Times of Israel reports: An IDF soldier was killed and three others were injured in a tank accident near the Egyptian border, the army said Saturday.

He was later identified as Corporal Eliyahu Drori, 20, from Beit Shemesh. The tank was on an operational deployment when it apparently fell into a riverbed, wounding four soldiers. They were evacuated to hospital in Beersheba, but Drori was critically injured and died of his wounds.

The families of the soldiers were notified, the army said, adding that it was investigating the incident.

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