Report: 14 Palestinians killed in Jordan bus accident
Published Saturday 16/03/2013 (updated) 18/03/2013 10:29
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Fourteen Palestinian pilgrims were killed Saturday after their bus turned over on the Dead Sea road near Jordan’s al-Rama neighborhood, the Amman-based daily al-Ghad reported.
Five others were in critical condition, according to the report.
The newspaper quoted sources in Jordan’s Public Security Directorate as saying that a bus carrying Palestinian pilgrims who performed the Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia collided with a truck and a small car before it turned over.
The truck driver was also killed in the accident.
Palestinian religious affairs minister Mahmoud al-Habbash confirmed to Ma’an that a bus carrying pilgrims turned over en route to Jordan’s King Hussein Bridge crossing.
“We are contacting Jordanian officials for specific details,” he said.