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Casualties in Jerusalem bus ‘blast’

Two buses on fire in Jerusalem (18 April 2016)

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Photographs showed two buses on fire at the scene in Jerusalem

At least 16 people have been injured by an explosion on a bus in Jerusalem, Israeli medics say.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said two casualties were taken to hospital in a serious condition from the scene on Hebron Road.

An Israeli police spokesman said it was investigating the incident, the cause of which was not immediately clear.

The bus that reportedly exploded was empty, but caused casualties on a second bus nearby, the spokesman added.

Photographs of the scene showed one bus completely engulfed in flames, while another was partially ablaze.

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