An Israeli climber was killed after he slipped down a volcano in Ecuador.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday that a man in his 20s who was attempting to climb the Cotopaxi volcano, which is the second-highest peak in Ecuador, was murdered when he fell off the mountain.

Although there was a lack of information regarding the occurrence, the ministry did affirm that it had been notified around 2:00 in the morning. Monday, the Israeli government reported the death of one of its citizens from its embassy in Ecuador.

A volcano is a hole in the crust of a planet-sized object, like Earth, that lets hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases escape from a magma chamber below the surface. Most volcanoes on Earth are found where tectonic plates are moving apart or coming together, and most of them are underwater.

In the past few weeks, volcanoes have caused many dangers, such as lava fountains, toxic gas puffs, acidic plumes of vaporized seawater, and blankets of ash. Most deaths caused by volcanoes are caused by their explosive eruptions.

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The Israeli ambassador to Ecuador, Zeev Harel, was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs that consular services have informed the family of the deceased individual, who was not immediately identified, and have begun the process of returning his remains to Israel.

According to the statement, “The family has been informed of the devastating news, and the Department for Israelis Abroad together with Israeli embassy consul Sagi Ravovsky are monitoring the case and aiding with whatever is required.”

An active volcano named Cotopaxi can be found about 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the south of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. At an elevation of 5,897 meters, the summit is completely covered in snow (19,347 feet).

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