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In pictures: Israel bus crash

Bus on its side in Negev desert, Israel (16/12/2008)

At least 24 people have been killed after their bus crashed in the Negev desert, southern Israel.

Site of a bus crash in the Negev desert, southern Israel (16/12/2008)

The bus came off the road and rolled down a steep ravine close to the southern coastal resort of Eilat.

Medical workers at the scene of the crash in southern Israel (16/12/2008)

About 50 people, mostly Russians, had been on board the bus, and their luggage was strewn across the ravine.

Medical workers at the scene of the crash in southern Israel (16/12/2008)

Emergency workers were rushed to the scene along with ambulances and air force helicopters.

Medical workers carry wounded people away from the scene of a bus crash in southern Israel

The injured, some said to be in a serious condition, were taken to hospitals in Eilat and town of Beersheba.

Emergency workers carry an injured person to safety after a bus crash in southern Israel (16/12/2008)

Eyewitnesses said some people had been thrown from the bus as it careered down the steep slope.

Emergency workers at the scene of the bus crash in southern Israel (16/12/2008)

The desert road the bus had been travelling on crosses mountainous terrain and is known for its hairpin bends.



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