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Israel’s Carmel fire: Haifa Police Chief Ahuva Tomer critically injured

Minutes after being interviewed, Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer drove behind the bus of prison guards that caught fire.

HAARETZ.com

December 2, 2010 | 2:02 pm

Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer

Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer

Head of the Haifa Police Department, Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer was critically injured on Thursday as a result of the huge brushfire in the Carmel region.

Tomer was driving behind the bus full of prison guards that burned up in the flames. Two more police officers were declared missing on Thursday.

Deputy Commander Tomer was taken to Carmel Hospital in Haifa, where a team of 20 doctors worked a great length to revive her, finally succeeding in restoring a pulse – “against all odds,” in their words.

Police Commander Dudi Cohen arrived at the tactical headquarters that was temporarily established at Haifa University and informed reporters that Tomer’s condition stabilized and that she had been transferred to Rambam Hospital for continued medical treatment.

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