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7 dead in collision between train and bus in Israel

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Dead include 2 children and a woman who appeared pregnant
  • Authorities say 7 people were killed when a train hit a bus in Israel
  • The minibus was standing on the train tracks

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Seven people were killed Thursday when a train hit a minibus standing on a train track in southern Israel, police said.

Among the dead were two children, ages 4 and 6, and a woman who appeared pregnant, a spokesperson for Israel's ambulance services said.

Another eight people were injured in the accident near Kiryat Gat, two of them moderately, six of them lightly, Israel's emergency services said.