Saturday, September 18, 2010

(NEWS) 93 Israelis Treated For Ailments Resulting From Yom Kippur Fast

"242 people treated for injuries received while bicycling as the country's streets were relatively clear of traffic due to the Jewish High Holiday.

93 people were treated by emergency health workers for falling ill as a result of fasting over the course of the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur on Saturday. Of those, 22 people needed to be resuscitated. Four people also drowned during the last 30 hours.

242 children were treated for injuries incurred while riding bicycles. As there were virtually no cars on the country's roads for the duration of the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, many children took to the empty streets on bikes and skateboards. Though road traffic was light, 26 people were also injured in 30 car accidents across the country."

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