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Aug 31, 2004 | 14th of Elul, 5764 | י״ד באלול תשס״ד
Aug 31, 2004 – Larisa Gomanenko, 48 of Beersheba was one of 16 people killed in twin suicide bus bombings in Beersheba city buses. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
The two explosions took place within minutes of each other on two Beersheba city buses on route nos. 6 and 12 shortly before 3:00 P.M. The buses were traveling along Beersheba’s main street Rager Blvd, near the city hall. About 100 people were wounded.
Larisa Gomanenko immigrated to Israel from Latvia 12 years ago. She had gone downtown on errands and boarded bus no. 12 to return home.
“She was a good-natured woman who loved to laugh,” said her niece. “It was a lot of fun to be with her.”
Larisa Gomanenko was buried in Beersheba. She is survived byher only son who recently married.
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