Arrests after ten teenagers drown in flash flood

7 teens dead several missing in flash floods

Rescue teams are scheduled to be redeployed on Friday morning.

Families and friends mourned the victims of Thursday's flash flood disaster in southern Israel, when ten youths were killed after being swept away by a surge in the Tzafit stream, west of the southern part of the Dead Sea, amid intense, unseasonable storms throughout the country.

The rescue operation includes three Yasur military helicopters, two Blackhawk helicopters, an Apache, and troops with the army's special Unit 669 rescue force.

Police arrested Yuval Cohen, principal of the Bnei Zion pre-military academy in Tel Aviv, and 27-year-old Aviv Bredichev, one of the group's guides, Thursday night on suspicion of negligent homicide in the death of 10 students during a field trip.

The group was unable to escape the narrow canyon, hedged in by steep rock walls, when the floods hit. "We are all praying for better news".

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"We are now in a race against time to find the missing before it gets dark", said Eli Bin, director general of the Magen David Adom medical rescue service. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods to roar down the riverbed.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin issued a statement about the flood on Twitter, saying, "Our thoughts and prayers go to our brothers, children, our loved ones, and those in danger".

Two other teenagers were killed by flooding in Israel on Wednesday, Haaretz also said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying: "All of Israel laments in the awful tragedy that cut short the lives of ten young, wonderful people who had such promising futures".

Thirteen teenagers found by the rescuers, they helped.

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