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Health minister: 6 dead, 39 hurt in accident

Feb. 16, 2012 10:26 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 16, 2012 10:46 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Fathi Abu Moghli, the Palestinian Authority health minister, says the death toll of Thursday's bus crash near Ramallah was six, and 39 were injured.

The police initially said 10 people were killed.

At a news conference in Ramallah, Abu Moghli said of the injured one was transferred to Rafidia hospital, four to Hadassah Ein Karem, and six to a private medical center.

The administration of Hadassah hospital has informed the PA that three children and a woman were being treated there. There were no deaths reported at Hadassah, he added.

The driver of the truck is in critical condition at Esawiah hospital, he added.

The six victims were not immediately identified due to extensive burns, he added. The PA is conducting DNA testing to identify them, Abu Moghli added.
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