After last week's horrific terror attack in Nice, France, left 84 dead and hundreds injured, we told you in the Daily Dispatch that two elderly Jewish sister were among those in critical condition. Today, The Times of Israel brings us the sad news that one of them, 77-year-old Raymonde Mamane, has died from her injuries:
Raymonde Mamane, 77, and her sister Clara Bensimon, 80, were located in a local hospital on Friday afternoon, where they are both on respirators in critical condition, the Ynet news site reported.
Mamane succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, according to reports in the ultra-Orthodox media outlets Hamodia and Kikar HaShabat.
“She was a wonderful woman, dedicated to her family,” acquaintances of the family told Kikar HaShabat. “The entire community is in shock. At first they couldn’t find the sisters but after searching far and wide, they located them in serious condition in the hospital. Who would have believed that we would be here today eulogizing her? It is a huge loss to the community and a great shock to everyone.”
Bensimon remained in a coma on Monday, according to the reports, which said her legs had been amputated as a result of her injuries.