1 dead,  At Least 39 injured in Jerusalem Bus Bombing

jrslmTerror.jpgOne woman died and at least 39 people were injured after an explosion took place near a bus in central Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, March 23, 2011. A bomb inside a bag exploded outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center (Binyanei Ha'uma) in the center of town.

At least 39 people were injured in the attack. Three were injured seriously from the explosion itself, four moderately from shrapnel packed into the explosive device,and the remainder are in moderate to light condition.

The injured were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Bikur Holim and Shaare Tzedek hospitals. All hospitals in the area were opened to receive casualties. One woman, 59, died from injuries sustained in the blast.

CTVP’s emergency response teams are at the hospitals, meeting with the victims and their families, bringing them comfort and hope and serving as a lifeline of support as they struggle to cope with this violent act of terror.

CTVP’s support and assistance will continue for as long as it is needed — whether it is for days, for weeks, for months, or for years as those affected struggle to reclaim their lives.

May Hashem bless the wounded and may we only share good news.