When a team of volunteers from ZAKA arrived in Bulgaria, they worked through the night to collect all findings from the scene and deal with the remains of the victims that lost their lives.
After some initial work, the volunteers moved on to the hospital, where they helped the wounded victims to prepare for their flight back to Israel.
Bulgaria’s head shliach Rabbi Yosef Solomon reported that the airplane has left with the victims. Several have remained in hospitals in Sofia, but will be flown home at a later date.
The Chabad House has been doing whatever it can to help the wounded and has been providing them with kosher food from the Chabad House restaurant.
“The Chabad House has become an information center for the victims’ families back in Israel, as well as an incident room, and we are also helping the wounded and the emergency services,” Rabbi Solomon said. “Right now, the Bulgarian authorities have closed the airport and anyone wishing to leave from the city needs to find alternative flights from Varna or Sofia.”
The Israeli ambassador to Bulgaria, Shaul Camissa, has also been helping the wounded a lot, and in interviews with the Israeli press he has praised Chabad for all of its assistance.
(SOURCE & PHOTO: COL.ORG.IL)