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Freezing temperatures kill man, burst water pipes around the country

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 MDA called on members of the public to check on elderly neighbors and relatives who live alone and help them find shelter from the cold weather if needed.

The storms may have subsided but freezing temperatures took their place on Thursday, causing one person to die of hypothermia and leaving homes around the country without water after their pipes burst.

In the morning, a homeless man, who originally came to Israel from the former Soviet Union, was found lifeless on a Bat Yam sidewalk by police. He had suffered from hypothermia due to the cold weather. Dr. Yuval Levy, deputy director of the hospital, said the man was divorced and not in contact with his ex-wife who, lives in Israel, nor with relatives living in Russia and Greece. “He will get an honorable burial, but apparently with almost no family or friends attending,” said Levy.

The night before, Magen David Adom was called to the home of an 85-year-old man, who was found unconscious on the floor of his home, also suffering from hypothermia. He survived, but was last reported as being in serious, but stable, condition.

MDA called on members of the public to check on elderly neighbors and relatives who live alone and help them find shelter from the cold weather if needed.

In cities such as Jerusalem and Safed, residents reported cut-off water supplies and flooding in their homes from burst or leaking pipes, following the overnight winter chill,

Numerous Katamon and German Colony residents took to Facebook’s Secret Jerusalem page, a site dedicated to the capital’s Anglo community, to get advice and to air their grievances.

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