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Israeli Frogman Dies in Training

An Israeli navy frogman drowned during a diving exercise last week. The army said that the body of Staff Sgt. Ron Haim Kimche, 19, of Tel Aviv, washed ashore after the Navy launched extensive search efforts.

The navy commander, Ami Ayalon, ordered an official investigation into the incident. Kimche was the second Israeli soldier to be killed during a training exercise last week.

Earlier, an air force pilot died when two F-16 fighter planes collided during training maneuvers. The second pilot was slightly hurt.

The army last week released a report on training accidents for 1994. Twenty- five soldiers died in accidents last year, 11 of them in road accidents.

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