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2 IDF soldiers hurt in crash near military base in south

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative: Magen David Adom respond to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Hadera, May 11, 2022. (Magen David Adom)
Illustrative: Magen David Adom respond to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Hadera, May 11, 2022. (Magen David Adom)

Two IDF soldiers are hurt after a vehicle they were in crashed into a bus near a military base in southern Israel.

The crash occurred on the Route 40 highway, near the Ein Avdat national park.

According to the Magen David Adom ambulance service, a 20-year-old male soldier is seriously hurt, and a 19-year-old female soldier is moderately hurt.

Eight other people on the bus are lightly hurt. Five of them are also soldiers, the IDF says.

The IDF says the two soldiers were wrapping up a routine patrol near their base.

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