Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, husband dead

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Tegucigalpa (Honduras), July 9 (IANS) An Israeli newlywed couple on their honeymoon collided while zip-lining in Honduras, leaving the husband dead and the wife seriously injured, the Washington Post reported.

The wife was zip-lining amid the treetops in Roatán, the largest of Honduras’s Bay Islands, when she became stuck on Thursday, Wilmer Guerrero, commander of the Roatán Fire Department, told the daily.

As she remained halfway down the cable, her husband came gliding down the zip line from behind, slamming into her, Guerrero said.

Honduran news outlets identified the husband as 24-year-old Egael Tishman and the wife as 27-year-old Shif Fanken.

The two suffered a number of serious injuries, including fractured ribs, Guerrero said.

“The young man complained that he could not breathe,” Guerrero said. He died in hospital.

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The wife was flown to a hospital in the US on Friday morning, underwent surgery and was in stable condition, the daily said.

–IANS

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