Israeli woman killed in Korea bus accident, 7 seriously injured — Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry confirms Korean reports of a fatality in the bus accident involving dozens of Israeli tourists, saying that to the best of its knowledge, one woman has been killed.

The ministry says in a statement that Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has spoken to Israel’s envoy to South Korea, Akiva Tor, vowing to help the Israelis and their relatives until their return to Israel.

Cohen sends well-wishes to the injured and conveys his appreciation for Korean emergency and medical teams.

According to Tor, two Israelis are very seriously injured, five are in serious condition and 24 are lightly injured. They have been taken to four hospitals in the area.

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