Police have refuted statements made by Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz that the deadly bus crash that killed 25 Russian travel agents was caused by a race between two tour bus drivers.
Speaking to Israel Radio on Wednesday, police investigator Chief Superintendent Noam Bigenski said he was not aware of such suspicions adding that he did not know how Mofaz had received such an impression.
"I can't really explain it," he told the radio. "It's not something I know of from the material we've gathered so far - not of a contest and not of any wild driving on the part of the drivers or anything of the sort."
Bigenski added that the accident was still being investigated and said it was too early to place the blame on anyone.
A spokeswoman for Mofaz responded that the minister had only been repeating information he was given by police officials.
"This was not his interpretation