Sunday, February 10, 2019

2 Women killed, 51 Hurt in road accident near Jerusalem

2 women were killed and 51 people were injured in a severe road accident this morning between a bus and a private vehicle on Route 443 east of the Maccabim checkpoint, according to preliminary reports by rescue workers.

MDA confirmed the deaths of 2 and evacuations of the injured to hospitals are underway. Two of those injured are in serious condition, 5 are in moderate condition and 34 are in light condition.

According to reports, the bus overturned following the accident. Many MDA and police forces were called to the scene, as were firefighters who helped rescue a number of people trapped.

Route 443 has been closed by police east of the Maccabim checkpoint.

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