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One Israeli killed, dozens injured as tour bus crashes in South Korea

Local police opened an investigation into the incident and questioned the driver.

Some three dozen Israelis were injured when their tour bus crashed in Chungju, South Korea, on April 13, 2023. Credit: Chungbuk Fire Service.
Some three dozen Israelis were injured when their tour bus crashed in Chungju, South Korea, on April 13, 2023. Credit: Chungbuk Fire Service.

An Israeli woman was killed and nearly three dozen others were injured on Thursday when their tour bus crashed in Chungju, South Korea, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The ministry confirmed that a bus carrying 33 Israeli tourists had overturned, adding that diplomatic representatives had visited the scene of the crash and were dispatched to hospitals.

At least seven people were seriously hurt in the incident.

Local police opened an investigation and questioned the driver.

South Korea has increasingly become a travel destination for Israelis. The two countries ratified a free trade agreement in September, Israel’s first with an Asian country.

Israel exports about $1.5 billion in goods and services to South Korea each year and imports around $2 billion’s worth.

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