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The owners of the collapsed swimming pool that was the site of the fatal tragedy at Thursday's party were released under house arrest on Friday morning.
Nathan and Rachel Moeller were ordered to stay at the house their daughters in Petah Tikva and were explicitly banned from entering their hometown of Karmei Yosef until at least noon on Monday to avoid disrupting investigative procedures. Petah Tikva Magistrates' Court Judge Carmit Ben Eliezer made the decision.
The court denied the police's request to detain the couple for another week.
The Mellers own the villa and the adjacent swimming pool , in which 32-year-old Kleel Kimhip died on Thursday. During a party hosted by his marketing company, a sinkhole formed in the pool and Kimhee was sucked into an underground hole. His body was found after many hours of searching.
The couple were arrested Thursday on suspicion of negligent homicide. They are suspected renting out the house and thus running a business without a license, as well as money laundering.
The media reports that such events are regularly held in the house, and the pool was built by the owners without proper permission.In the report Kan News claimed without a source that such a permit would not have been given due to known infrastructure issues at the site.
Izzy Goren, Chairman of Karmey Yosef Council, noted that the house is 50 meters from an underground cave .
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