Explosion on Jerusalem bus - 16 passangers wounded

Monday, 18 April, 2016 - 19:15

An explosion occurred on an Egged bus number 12 causing it to catch on fire while it was driving on Moshe Baram Road in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon.

The bus was travelling from the East Talpiot neighborhood (Armon HaNatziv) towards Mount Herzl when it exploded and caught fire. As a result of the explosion, a nearby bus also caught on fire as well as a private vehicle.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated 16 wounded, among them two in serious condition, six in moderate condition and the rest lightly wounded. Some of the wounded are suffering from different degrees of burns, while most are suffering from smoke inhalation. The wounded were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and the Hadassah Medical Center's Ein Karem and Mount Scopus hospitals.

The bus that exploded was empty, and the wounded people were in the second bus that caught on fire as a result of the explosion.

Police are investigating the reasons for the explosion, but initial assessments say this is likely not a terror attack.