Victim in Tragic Wedding Chandelier Accident Identified

Aviva Hayon, 54, from Moshav Ezer in the south, is the woman who was killed in Yavneh overnight Monday/Tuesday after a chandelier crashed to the floor of an events hall during a wedding. 

Erez Hayon, her son, told Channel 10 about the tragedy – and blamed the State for it.

"Our family is broken and crushed," he said, "I see the state as being guilty for what happened, being helpless. There are too many cases like this that happened in the past."

"We will do whatever it takes to such an incident will not happen again", said Hayon, "We had a very happy event, the wedding. Everyone was happy, everybody danced." 

"Once the chandelier broke, it crushed many, many people." 

Hayon's funeral will proceed Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the Moshav Emunim cemetery. 

21 people were also injured during the incident; some 800 guests were attending the wedding. Blood spattered the hall floor and many witnesses compared the incident to a terror attack. 

Accusations are flying through the Israeli media about who is responsible for the accident, as Walla! News reports that an indictment was once filed against the business owners for operating without a license. 


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