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Daily Israel Report

Israeli Tourists Rescued from Stranded Bus in Europe

A bus carrying Israeli tourists was reported stuck on the highway between Austria and Hungary because of a snowstorm in the area.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 3/15/2013, 10:20 PM

A member of the Hungarian rescue team tries to clear the road at the M1 highway
A member of the Hungarian rescue team tries to clear the road at the M1 highway
Reuters

A bus carrying Israeli tourists, including children and pregnant women, was reported stuck on Friday on the M-1 highway between Austria and Hungary, as a result of a snowstorm in the area.

The international unit of the ZAKA emergency service spoke to European rescue teams, asking them to rescue the trapped travelers and to bring them food and hot drinks.

The Foreign Ministry announced on Friday afternoon that local rescue forces had arrived on the scene and began evacuating the tourists to a nearby village. The Ministry said the tourists were in good condition.

Earlier on Friday it was reported that rescue forces were having difficulty reaching the stranded tourists because of the weather. However, a ZAKA member told Channel 2 News before the start of Shabbat, "Hungarian rescue forces arrived at the stranded bus, identified three people who fainted and provided everyone with medical care. We are in touch with the situation room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)