At Least 8 Dead as Truck and Bus Collide

No less than eight people were killed and fifty others wounded on Tuesday afternoon in a massive traffic accident that involved a truck, a bus and a private vehicle adjacent to Lehavim Junction in the Negev in Israel's south.

The bus that was in the crash was filled with passengers at the time.

Numerous Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency aid crews are on the site and providing treatment; the crash has been declared a mass casualty incident.

In parallel, the IDF dispatched its Unit 669 to the site of the accident to help evacuate the numerous wounded. A unit from the IDF Homefront Command is likewise on its way to the location.

Elad Levi, a volunteer with United Hatzalah emergency services, said "when I arrived at the location I came across a very difficult scene – a bus struck by a truck that was pulling a tractor, and as a result some of the bus passengers were killed on the site due to the nature of the severe damage."

"With other volunteers from the motorcycle unit of United Hatzalah we provided first aid to several other wounded who were still conscious," he concluded.


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