Dozens of Israeli tourists said hurt after bus flips over in South Korea

A bus carying Israeli tourists that flipped over in South Korea, April 13, 2023  (Channel 12 screenshot; used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A bus carying Israeli tourists that flipped over in South Korea, April 13, 2023 (Channel 12 screenshot; used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Dozens are injured after a bus carrying 33 Israeli tourists overturned in Chungju, South Korea, the Foreign Ministry says.

The Foreign Ministry confirms the incident and says diplomatic representatives are on their way to the scene and to hospitals. The ministry does not immediately confirm local reports of a fatality.

A bus with Israeli tourists on board that flipped over on a road in South Korea, April 13, 2023. (Chungbuk Fire Service)

According to Korea JoongAng Daily, 35 people in total have been injured in the incident, including 11 who are in serious condition. Local police have opened a probe and questioned the driver.

The Israelis were reportedly on their way to a hotel in Suanbo while returning from a trip in Gyeongju.

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