Israeli killed, 8 others injured in Cuba bus crash
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Israeli killed, 8 others injured in Cuba bus crash

Wounded are said to be in light-to-moderate condition; Foreign Ministry receiving info from Canadian embassy due to lack of official ties

An illustrative photo showing a street in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. (CC BY-SA, Leon Petrosyan/Wikimedia)
An illustrative photo showing a street in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. (CC BY-SA, Leon Petrosyan/Wikimedia)

An Israeli man was killed and eight others were injured Friday in a bus accident in Cuba.

The Israeli victim was later named as Nahum Heinkin, 70, from Gadera.

Initial reports of the crash on Friday had indicated seven injured and no fatalities.

The Israeli casualties, said to be in their 60s according to the Israeli insurance company PassportCard, were taken to various hospitals in the country with light-to-moderate injuries.

The tourist bus was traveling in Ciego de Avila in central Cuba when it overturned.

Israel has no official ties with Cuba. The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said it was trying to collect information regarding the condition of the injured Israelis through the Canadian embassy in Havana.

“Since Israel has no diplomatic ties with Cuba, we are relying on the Canadian embassy to look out for our interests there, including handling the Israelis,” the Foreign Ministry told Channel 2 in a statement.

“We are waiting for updates from them,” the ministry said.

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