Three people are dead following a fiery crash involving several cars near Kiryat Gat, police and rescuers say.
Another two people are rushed to a hospital in serious condition, while two others suffer light injuries.
The wreck occurs on Route 6, and police are closing off the southbound lanes. Four cars are involved, including one which caught fire with two people inside, police and fire officials say.
It is not immediately known what caused the crash.