A group of Bedouin women were returning home to their village of Hourah from worship on Temple Mt. in Jerusalem, when the accident occurred. A heavy truck swerved and the tractor it was hauling slipped and struck the left side their bus. Some eight women were killed outright and 24 were injured, two seriously. Police, border police, fire fighters and Magen David ambulances rushed to the scene and military helicopters lifted the injured to hospital.