Nine teenagers were killed in a flash flood on Thursday during a hike near the Dead Sea. Another one is still missing.

Rescue forces searching for the missing teenagers
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Nine Israeli teenagers are dead and one is missing after being swept away by a flash flood in the Dead Sea area on Thursday.

The fatalities, all students from a pre-army academy, were initially reported as being in critical condition before being officially pronounced dead. They were part of a group of 25 students who had gone on a hike near Nahal Tzafit.

Photo credit: Israel Fire and Rescue Services

Two other students were taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba suffering from cold-related injuries. The other 13 were pulled out of the water by rescue forces.