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Sixth Bus Bombing Victim Dies

Serena Sussman an American tourist from South Carolina, died at Hadassah Hospital last night of burns suffered in the terrorist bombing of a Jerusalem bus on December 6.

Her death brought to six the number of fatalities in the bus outrage. Forty-six persons were injured in the explosion and four were killed at the scene. Another of the persons injured died of her wounds last week.

Sussman, 60, was buried today in Har Hamenuchot cemetery in the presence of her husband, Sol, and her son, Daniel, who flew to Israel when they learned that she was among the injured. She was born in Jerusalem and considered herself an Israeli despite her long residence in the U.S. Sussman’s trip to Israel earlier this month was a surprise gift from her husband on her 60th birthday.