8 killed as car flips, catches fire near Tiberias

22.05.2012                      01.Siwan. 5772                    Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer

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8 killed as car flips, catches fire near Tiberias

Accident occurred when car's brakes went out; 7-year-old girl rescued; victims were parents and their 6 kids from Bar Yohai.

Eight members of a family were killed near Tiberias overnight Monday in an accident that occurred when a vehicle's brakes went out, sending it careening into a wadi where it flipped over and burst into flames, according to police. The family members were residents of Bar Yohai, a religious Jewish community near Mount Meron in the Galilee.
A seven-year-old girl was the only member of the family to survive the accident. She sustained light-to-moderate injuries. The remaining occupants of the vehicle, two parents and their six children, remained trapped inside. MDA paramedics attempted to rescue survivors from the wreckage, but reported that they had evacuated eight dead bodies from the vehicle. Among those killed in the crash was a baby and several very young children….