Thomson ReutersFebruary 23, 2014 09:35
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The driver of a tour bus that crashed in Israel in 2008, killing 24 Russian travel agents, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Sunday, the Justice Ministry said.
The accident occurred near the southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, when the bus, carrying 49 passengers, veered off a desert road and plunged down a ravine. It was one of the worst crashes in Israel.
The Russian travel agents had just arrived in Israel and were en route to Eilat. Fifteen of them were badly injured in the accident.