Two people were killed in a collision between a car and a truck in northern Israel Monday morning.

The crash occurred on Route 71 between the Sde Nahum and Beit Hashita kibbutzim in the Beit She’an Valley.

Rescue workers from nearby Afula and Beit She’an arrived on the scene, where Magen David Adom volunteers had to extract the bodies of both passengers from the private car.

No details regarding the cause of the accident were released.

In a separate incident, seven people were injured in a pileup on Route 40 near Lehavim Junction in the south Monday morning.

An investigation revealed that a truck struck a car in front of it, thus causing it to hit another vehicle, and a chain reaction ensued. In all, eight vehicles were damaged in the accident.

Two of the injured were reported in moderate condition, while the rest were only lightly injured. They were brought to Beersheba’s Soroka Hospital.