Three children and a woman were killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision between a bus and a private vehicle in northern Israel.
Two boys aged 3 years and 12 years and an 18 month-old infant were killed in the collision along with the woman, aged 30. All were in the car.
The infant, Jezel Saleh, and 3-year-old Ibrahim Saleh were both children of the woman, Rajed Saleh. The third child, Mu’ataz Suwalha, was a relative of the family, according to police.
The accident took place on Route 784, between Kafr Manda and Kibbutz Hanaton, in the central Galilee.
A police official said an initial probe showed the car likely crossed into the opposite lane, where it met the bus head-on. The official said the crash was likely caused by human error, since the stretch of road is straight.
Eight passengers on the bus and a driver were lightly injured, according to media reports.
Israel Police and emergency Magen David Adom teams were called to the scene and offered primary care to the wounded.
Earlier this morning a 30-year-old women died in a car accident near the Beit Kama junction in the Negev. Paramedics at the scene pronounced her dead, and another man in his 30s was evacuated to Beersheba’s Soroka Hospital for treatment.