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Bus Bomb Survivor: I Looked for My Daughter, Found Her All Burned

While 11 of yesterday's bus bombing victims are still hospitalized, one of them is on a respirator and fighting for her life. The Times of Israel reports on the 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured in the terror attack:

Racheli Dadon, a resident of Jerusalem, was on the No. 12 bus with her 15-year-old daughter Eden on Monday afternoon when it exploded, injuring 21 people.

Two people were seriously hurt, including one in critical condition, and six were moderately injured, police and paramedics said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast by any terrorist groups or individuals.

“Everything was dark and smoky, I looked for my daughter and she was all burned,” Dadon told the Ynet news website. “After the explosion I collapsed. Her face was all black, you couldn’t see her.”

Dadon said she was told to lie down and subsequently heard a second blast. “My daughter couldn’t get out [herself], so they took her out,” she said.

Eden Dadon was in moderate-to-serious condition after the attack, according to the Ynet report. “In a month, she’ll be 16, and now she’s sedated and on a respirator. I pray she gets out of this,” Dadon said.

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