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8 Killed, Several Injured in Southern Israel Road Crash

accidentA truck, carrying a tractor, crashed into a bus on highway 31 in southern Israel, on the afternoon of February 3.

The accident happened when the bus was transporting women back after a prayer trip to al Aksa mosque, Jerusalem. Authorities said the tractor, being hauled by the truck, fell on the left side of the bus.

Eight women were killed in the accident while 29 others were injured. The injured were shifted to Soroka University Medical Center, Beersheba. Authorities said 3 of the injured were in serious condition.

The accident is under investigation.