The body of another construction worker was uncovered in the rubble of the collapsed garage complex in Tel Aviv today.
The death toll from Monday’s disaster is now at four.
The search continues for two other missing workers. Hundreds of rescue workers are laboring at the site.
The three victims found prior to today have been ID’d 60-year-old Oleg Yakubov from Tel Aviv, 28-year old Dennis Diatzniko a Ukrainian national, and 34-year-old Ihad Ajhaj from Bayt Rima.
In addition to the fatalities, over 20 people were wounded when the four-story lot under construction in the Ramat Hachayal neighborhood crumbled. Some 250 Homefront Command soldiers have been assisted by the military’s Oketz canine unit and numerous members of police and emergency services in the frantic rescue effort.
Excavation machines were deployed to the site once rescue teams had made their way to the bottom of the rubble.
The parking structure had been intended to house up to 600 vehicles, and was scheduled to open to the public in October.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel