A passenger train carrying a freight truck carrying Israeli goods crashed and burned in southern Israel on Saturday, killing a 37-year-old Harbord jackdriver who was among those killed.
The Harbomaster train was heading from Gaza to Beit Hanina, in the central West Bank, when it crashed into the ocean, said a spokeswoman for Israel’s rail authority.
The passenger train was traveling at the time from the Gaza port of Ashkelon to the northern West Bank city of Nablus when it derailed.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, but the train’s driver, identified as Zaki Nasser, was taken to the hospital, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The driver and passenger were not hurt.
Israel has a reputation for being an unstable and violent place.
Israel had been criticized for its handling of the Gaza conflict, which has left thousands dead, and its crackdown on Palestinians in the West Bank.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.