Saturday 25 November 2017

Palestinian children killed when truck collides with their school bus in horror crash

Israeli and Palestinian rescue workers and security personnel gather at the site of the crash. Photo: Getty Images
Israeli and Palestinian rescue workers and security personnel gather at the site of the crash. Photo: Getty Images
Israeli and Palestinian rescue workers and security personnel gather at the site of the crash. Photo: Getty Images

AT least eight Palestinian schoolchildren have died in a bus crash in the West Bank. Local reports put the death toll at ten.

The children were killed when a truck careened into their school bus. The bus overturned and caught fire.



The children were taken to Israeli and Palestinian hospitals and at least eight died, said Israeli police.



Palestinian police say the death toll was 10.



There were no signs of foul play. The truck driver was said to be an Arab Israeli citizen who may have lost control in heavy rains and slippery roads.



Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning and ordered flags flown at half staff.



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also expressed sorrow.

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