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Soldier dies from heat in Israel

Updated: March 15, 2013, 10:24 AM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier died of a heat stroke Friday after completing a half-marathon in Tel Aviv, prompting Israel's minister of public security to criticize organizers for allowing the race to take place during a heat wave.

The soldier collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, but medics were unable to resuscitate him, said rescue services spokesman Zaki Heller. The race was run in temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

The military identified the dead soldier as Sgt. ...

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