JERUSALEM (Diya TV) — An Indian national lost his life, and two others sustained injuries in a devastating incident on Monday when an anti-tank missile, fired from Lebanon, struck an orchard near Margaliot on Israel’s northern border.

Officials confirmed that all three men, originally from the southern state of Kerala, were affected by the attack. The missile, which hit the orchard around 11 am, resulted in the tragic death of Patanibin Maxwell, a resident of Kollam, Kerala. Additionally, Bush Joseph George and Paul Melvin were injured in the incident and are currently receiving medical care in Israeli hospitals.

George, who suffered injuries to his face and body, underwent surgery at Billinson Hospital and is now in stable condition. Meanwhile, Melvin sustained minor injuries and was admitted to a zoological hospital in Safed, located in northern Israel.

Patanibin Maxwell, aged 31, had been working in Israel since December and was employed on a farm in the moshav. He leaves behind his pregnant wife and their five-year-old son, who reside in India.

In response to the tragedy, the Israeli embassy in India issued a statement expressing deep shock and sadness. The embassy assured that all necessary medical assistance is being provided to the injured individuals, emphasizing Israel’s commitment to supporting victims of terrorism, regardless of nationality.

The incident occurred amidst ongoing tensions in the region, prompting the Indian embassy in Israel to advise Indian workers in border areas to relocate to safer locations within the country.