Bus veers off road in northern Israel, several said lightly wounded

A bus with some 40 passengers on board veers off the road into a drainage ditch near the northern town of Gan Shmuel.

The Magen David Adom rescue service says it has sent several first responders to the scene and they are assessing the situation.

Hebrew media says several people are lightly wounded.

The accident comes as heavy rains lash the country.

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