16 Palestinian pilgrims killed in bus crash in Jordan

Published: Thursday 17th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Sixteen Palestinian pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash in Jordan.

More than 30 others were injured when the bus overturned near the city of Maan, close to the border with Saudi Arabia.

Hospital doctor Walid Ruwad said two children were among the dead, and several critically injured people were flown to hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

The Petra news agency said the driver apparently lost control before the bus overturned.

Injured passenger Azzah Ibrahim said: “Some of us were beneath the bus, and some of us were inside the bus, between the chairs.”

The passengers, from the West Bank, were heading to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage.

Published: Thursday 17th March 2016 by The News Editor

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