Israeli paramedics say bus collided with two vehicles on highway in northern Israel, killing five and injuring dozens
JERUSALEM – A bus collided with two vehicles on a highway in northern Israel on Wednesday, killing five and injuring dozens, according to paramedics.
The bus crashed into a truck and a taxi carrying four passengers on a winding mountain road in the Upper Galilee region of northern Israel.
Israel’s national emergency medical service, Magen David Adom, said in a statement that four of the people who died were taxi passengers, including a 35-year-old woman and three children aged 15, 12 and 5. The fifth fatality was the 45- year-old bus driver. All were declared dead at the scene.
According to Magen David Adom, 32 people were taken to nearby hospitals while three seriously injured victims were airlifted to a hospital in the city of Haifa, in the north of the country.