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Tragedy Mars Palestine. Hike; 17-year Girl Killed by Rock

April 12, 1934
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Tragedy marked the annual Passover term excursion of the Herzlia Secondary School when Haya-Helena Werthe, 17, who was with her classmates on a hike round the Dead Sea, was struck by a dislodged bolder on the steep cliff in Transjordania leading to the Massada fortress, and was thrown into a ravine. She died two hours later, in spite of the first aid rendered.

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