Eight members of a northern Israeli family were killed when their car’s brakes failed and the car rolled down a hill.
The family minivan burst into flames at the bottom of the hill, killing six children and their parents early Tuesday morning.
One daughter, 7, survived because she was thrown out of the car when it overturned.
The other children were 17, 16-year-old twins, 11, 8 and 4. The family was from the Bar Yochai community in the Upper Galilee.
The minivan’s driver had called police when he realized that the brakes were not working. The police dispatcher reportedly heard the car crash while he was on the line with the driver.
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