According to MDA spokesman Ron Ratner, the terrorist slammed into a number 13 bus, flipping it over to the side. The driver of that bus was injured light-to-moderately. There were 35 passengers on the bus, some counted among the seriously injured.
The second bus hit was a number 60 bus, driven by an Arab driver according to Ratner. He reported the driver understood what was taking place and was able to implement an evasive maneuver, resulting in only a number of scratches. The driver told police he saw the tractor “smash everything in its way, without stopping, striking one vehicle after another. I shouted to a security guard from Israel Land’s Authority nearby, ‘Uzi shoot him!! It’s a terror attack! But he was too scared to fire at the terrorist, permitting him to continue’”.
Prof. Yonatan Halevy, the director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center reports one victim was pronounced dead on arrival, the result of massive chest injuries. In addition, there are 16 other, most appearing light and light-to-moderate at first glance. One is listed in moderate condition.
MDA sent one pager message stating 30 injures, with 4 in moderate condition and 2 serious. Channel 1 TV is reporting 4 dead, quoting Jerusalem Chief Franco.
ZAKA Chief Yehuda Meshi-Zahav reports that as of about 12:45, most of the victims were evacuated from the scene but there is still one being treated who was extricated from under a bus. ZAKA volunteers are now beginning to tend to the dead on the scene.
JERUSALEM CITY HALL EMERGENCY INFORMATION NUMBERS:
02-531-4600/1/2/3/4 (social workers are manning the phones)
SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER:
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(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)