Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carmel fire death-toll rises to 43


29-year-old prison prison warder, cadet in officers' course, succumbs to serious burns and injuries sustained in bus fire that killed 36 others.

One of the prison guards on board the bus that was engulfed in flames on the first day of the Carmel fire over a week ago died noon Saturday at Haifa's Rambam Hospital.

Deputy Shift Commander Jalal Bisan, 29 of Kfar Jat, leaves behind a wife and two children. He will be laid to rest Sunday at noon in the Kfar Jat cemetery.His death brought the death toll to 37 of those in the bus on its way to Damun Penitentiary to help with its evacuation, killed when the fast-moving fire engulfed their bus in flames.

The guards were participating in a new officers’ training course that started this year, which received specialized training in order to improve prisoner treatment and become directors in the prison system.

The Carmel fire burned some 50,000 dunams, destroyed hundreds of homes and killed 43 people.

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