Arrests after ten teenagers drown in flash flood

Nine Teens Dead In Flash Floods In Israel's South

20:479 Teenagers Die, 1 Missing in Terrible Flash Floods in Israel (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

As a result of floods in Israel has suffered 9 teenagers who are now in critical condition.

TheTimes of Israel reported the victims as being Ilan Bar Shalom, Shani Shamir, Agam Levy, Romi Cohen, Tzur Alfi, Ella Or, Gali Balali, Maayan Barhum, Adi Raanan, and Yael Sadan.

Nine girls and one boy were killed when the group was hit by flash floods in the Tzafit riverbed in the southern Dead Sea area.

Local media reports stated that the two staff members, including the principal of the Tel Aviv-based pre-military academy, have been detained on suspicion of death by negligence.

The funerals for the young students were slated to be held Friday in their hometowns.

Commenting on the tragic incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country was in mourning at their loss. Rain can come rushing down the steep descents, causing sudden and violent torrents in otherwise dry spots.

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"At one point there was a wave that was three or four meters high", he told his father, the Times of Israel reported, citing Hadashot news.

"She slipped away from me in front of my eyes", the teenage boy said.

Eventually, authorities announced on Thursday night that the bodies of the ten dead students were recovered and that they were all aged between 17 or 18.

"I can not believe I'm going on a trip in such weather", said the teen, who later died.

Another conversation participant thought her friend's comments were exaggerated; she presumed the organizers "have some sense and will take you to other places".

Two Palestinian children were found dead in a pool that flooded in a refugee camp south of Hebron Wednesday.

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