Four dead, four seriously hurt in West Bank car wreck
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Four dead, four seriously hurt in West Bank car wreck

Initial reports say those killed in accident were East Jerusalem Palestinians; two of the wounded airlifted to Israeli hospital

Illustrative photo of a Magen David Adom ambulance outside an Israeli hospital (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a Magen David Adom ambulance outside an Israeli hospital (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Four people were reported dead and at least four more were seriously wounded late Saturday in a car crash in the northern West Bank.

The cause of the crash, which included at least one Israeli-registered vehicle and at least one Palestinian-registered one, was not immediately clear.

Initial unconfirmed reports identified the four dead as Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, two of them women and two men, all in their thirties.

The four wounded were identified only as a woman and three men.

The accident took place along Route 60, near the Rehalim settlement south of Nablus.

Both Israeli and Palestinian rescue crews rushed to the scene. Early reports said the vehicles were severely damaged in the crash, leaving three trapped in the vehicles while police struggled to extricate them. One of the cars was reportedly on fire.

According to the Magen David Adom rescue service, two of the wounded were airlifted by helicopter to Beilinson Hospital in nearby Petah Tikva, a third was rushed there by an IDF military ambulance and the fourth was taken by a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance to a hospital in Nablus.

Route 60, the main north-south highway cutting through the central West Bank, was closed in both directions in the wake of the crash.

Earlier in the evening, a 19-year-old Israeli was seriously injured and three more lightly injured in a three-way crash on Route 6, near Kfar Saba.

They were taken to Beilinson Hospital and the nearby Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

Also Saturday, a 17-year-old Israeli was moderately hurt in his head and arms when his all-terrain buggy overturned on the Route 4 highway near Rupin Junction. He was taken to Hillel-Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

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