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Netanyahu: "Disaster on a scale we are not used to"

About 40 people have died in what is thought to be Israel's largest ever forest fire, police have said.

Many of the victims were prison guards travelling on a bus which was caught in the inferno in the Carmel Mountains near the northern city of Haifa.

The BBC's Jon Donnison reports from Jerusalem.

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