The teenage boy who was struck by lightning at the Zikim beach near the southern city of Ashkelon yesterday passed away Wednesday afternoon, Barzilai Medical Center announced.
Doctors at the intensive care center in Barzilai worked to stabilize 14-year-old Asher Hazut’s condition, a day after the teen and two others were struck by lightning at the Zikim Beach in Ashkelon Tuesday afternoon.
“We regretfully announce that the boy who was critically injured by the lightning strike passed away a few minutes ago. We share in the family’s grief,” a hospital spokesperson said.
Five members of the Hazut family, including 14-year-old Asher, 17-year-old Elhanan, 21-year-old Sarah, and 24-year-old Elazar, were injured by the lightning strike on the Zikim Beach. Three of the victims are currently listed in conditions ranging from moderate to light.