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Israeli woman killed, man seriously hurt in West Bank collision

Driver of car taken to hospital with injuries and third-degree burns after vehicle gets trapped under bus, goes up in flames

The scene of a fatal collision between a car and a bus on Route 5 in the northern West Bank on November 29, 2018. (Credit: MDA)
The scene of a fatal collision between a car and a bus on Route 5 in the northern West Bank on November 29, 2018. (Credit: MDA)

An Israeli woman was killed and an Israeli man seriously hurt Thursday when their car collided with a bus in the northern West Bank.

The car became trapped under the bus and went up in flames as a result of the crash, which took place on Route 5 between the Jewish settlements of Barkan and Oranit, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

The woman, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics while the driver was brought to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan in serious condition.

MDA said the driver, a 50-year-old male, was suffering multiple system failures and had extensive third-degree burns.

The bus driver, 60, was lightly injured in the crash and taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

The two victims were briefly trapped in the vehicles before rescuers could reach them.

It was not immediately clear if there were passengers on the bus at the time of the collision. Images from the scene showed the burnt remains of the bus after it went up in flames.

Police closed the highway in both directions and launched an investigation into the crash.

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