Train derails in Israel, number of dead rising
A seven car passenger train derailed after hitting a pickup truck in Netanya on Monday, killing five people and injuring 67.
NETANYA, Israel — Five people were killed and 67 injured in central Israel on Monday when a train carrying hundreds of passengers slammed into a pickup truck, causing a locomotive and three rail cars to overturn, police and rescue officials said.If it wasn't already enough that Israelis are getting hit with rockets, now they are dying in trains as well.
Police said the truck had stopped at a closed train crossing, but was pushed onto the tracks by another vehicle that plowed into it from behind. The driver escaped before the train struck, and tried to alert Israel Railways to the vehicle on the tracks, but wasn't able to avert the train wreck, media reported. The train, traveling at high speed, crashed to a stop several hundred meters (yards) from the crossing after slamming into the side of a small hill covered with eucalyptus trees.