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Bus Fire in Jerusalem

April 18, 2016

A bus fire in South Jerusalem has injured at least 15 people. According to initial reports, an explosion took place on empty bus, which set fire to an adjacent bus filled with passengers. The cause of the explosion is now being investigated.

Our resident director in Israel, Monica Wasserbach, reported that all IFSA-Butler students are accounted for. Since it is holiday break, all but one student is traveling outside of Jerusalem. Before departing on travels, Monica provided students with further safety instructions for traveling, as well as the emergency phone number to contact IFSA-Butler if needed.

We will continue to follow this story and provide any relevant updates as necessary. For more information, please see the following news reports:

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