Thursday, December 2, 2010

Forty Dead in Israeli Forest Fire

A forest fire in the Carmel Mountains of Israel has killed 40 people, mostly student prison guards.  Their bus was trapped by fallen trees as they headed to a prison to evacuate prisoners.  The fire is causing evacuations near Haifa and has overwhelmed emergency crews.  Twelve to 13,000 people have already evacuated.  Netanyahu has asked for everyone's help and according to Haaretz's breaking news crawler, Spain, Cyprus, and Greece have firefighting aircraft on the way.  More info from BBC.

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