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The Jewish community here is mourning the deaths of two teen-agers killed in a bus accident which injured 21 other students, all members of Rio’s Zionist youth organization, Hazit Hanoar. The victims, Elaine Menhuik, 18 and Flavia Mendlovitz, 16, were part of a group on the way to the annual Israel Dance Festival, sponsored by Brazilian Zionist youth organizations at the Hebraica Club. The festival, which attracts thousands of young people, was cancelled because of the tragedy.

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