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May 5, 2015 9:50 am

Israeli Killed, Three Injured in Mexico Bus Accident

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An Israeli woman was killed and three other Israelis were injured in an accident on a road between the towns Playa del Carmen and Cancun (pictured). Photo: Mauro I. Barea G. - Foto Propia.

JNS.org – An Israeli woman was killed and three other Israelis were injured in a collision between two buses in Mexico on Sunday. The accident occurred on a road between the resort towns of Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

The body of the victim was expected to arrive in Israel on Tuesday. Rabbi Haim Brod, the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Playa del Carmen, said that four Israelis, two men and two women ages 23-24, were on a local bus involved in a head-on collision with another bus. The driver applied the brakes with full force, which the rabbi said saved the lives of the three injured Israelis.

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“After receiving a phone call from the young travelers’ families, I began to what I could do to assist,” Brod said, Israel Hayom reported. “First of all, I made sure they were transferred to the best hospital in Playa del Carmen and received the best treatment.”

The Chabad emissary in Cancun, Rabbi Menachem Druck, said he was in close contact with the family of the woman who was killed.

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