Bus, truck collision kills at least 6 in Ramallah
Rescue workers and security personnel gather at the site of a crash between a truck and a school bus outside Ramallah.
February 16th, 2012
06:26 AM ET

Bus, truck collision kills at least 6 in Ramallah

A bus carrying school children burst into flames after a collision with a truck outside the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Thursday, killing at least six people, authorities said.

Dozens more were injured and are undergoing treatment at Israeli and Palestinian hospitals.

Palestinian medical sources said five of those killed were students traveling with their teacher.

The school bus collided with a truck near a circle that acts as an interchange for traffic between Jerusalem and the West Bank, witnesses said.


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  1. "Everything happens for a reason"

    LMAO. Bus crashes are NOT reasonable occurances. The sun rises for a reason, accidents happen by accident. duh

    February 16, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rev. Dr. Ray Ray Jones

    We be saddened by the news of dis bus crash. Sister Wheezy Jones and and our Mineola Texas Baptist Church, the one for black's on the south side of town just accross the railroad tracks, not the nice one in town for white baptists, (In case you have trouble finding us) have offered a special prayer for these poor lost souls. Amen.

    February 16, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. IDF Soldier

    This report states, "Dozens more were injured and are undergoing treatment at Israeli and Palestinian hospitals."...Hmmm...Interestingly enough, Palestinians being treated at an ISRAELI Hospital...Does that make us Israeli's bad? Goodness, gracious – Why can't the Fatah movement and Hamas terrorist group recognize the right to Israel's existence? We even take care of their people.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Oh, my.

    February 16, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Sounds like somebody is in their manic phase, to LTAO at a bus/truck collision.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO ©

    I was about to post "what, now traffic accidents are world news", but I have to admit the scenario of bursting into flames and killing schoolchildren does make it a special case. Very tragic situation. But it was a traffic accident, after all, not terrorism for once.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was because of location, location, location.

      February 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |