Four people were killed - among them, two children - in a particularly gruesome traffic accident which took place on Highway 90 in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday afternoon.
One other person were critically injured in the crash, and a second was in serious condition, Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene reported.
According to initial reports, the accident occurred between a bus returning from Lag Baomer celebrations in Har Meron, and a car.
Rescue worker were on the scene trying to reach those still trapped in the vehicles. An MDA helicopter was reportedly making its way to the site to help evacuate the wounded.