Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident


(JTA) — Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal.

The bus drove off a mountainside 20 miles north of Kathmandu Friday morning, killing at least 11 people, including Israelis Shira Dabbush, 30, and Omer Shemesh, 22, the Times of Israel reported.

Citing Israeli and Nepalese media reports, the Times of Israel said between three and six more Israelis and at least 48 people, most of them tourists, were wounded in the crash

The bus, which was traveling from Katmandu to the Langtana National Park, plunged at least 50 meters down the mountainside.

The accident comes less than two weeks after four Israeli climbers (and 39 others) in Nepal were killed in an avalanche there.

The Walla news site reported that the two Israelis killed had initially planned to travel to the region where the avalanche occurred, but changed their plans in its aftermath.

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