6 kids, 2 adults killed in car accident near Dead Sea

Six children and two adults are killed in a car crash on Route 90 near the Dead Sea, according to authorities.

All eight killed were traveling in one car. After the head-on collision, the vehicle caught on fire and the passengers were trapped inside.

The scene of a fatal car crash on Route 90, near the Dead Sea on October 30, 2018. (Magen David Adom)

Three other passengers from the other vehicle sustained moderate injuries in the crash, and are being airlifted to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

Police say the accident occurred on Route 90 near Ein Gedi, and have closed the highway in both directions from Ein Bokek to Dragot.