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Jordan: Fifteen Palestinians killed in bus crash


At least 15 Palestinians were killed on Saturday and 30 injured, some seriously, when their bus collided head-on with a truck in Jordan, local media reported.

The passengers had been on the way home to the West Bank from Saudi Arabia where they had performed a pilgrimage when the accident happened.

Their bus was in south west Jordan when it was involved in a head-on collision with a truck before turning over, an official source told AFP, adding that the driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

The governor of Jenin district said Saturday that most of the 15 victims were from the Jenin area.

"We are working on arrangements to bring the bodies to Jenin," Talal Dweikat told Ma'an.

The director of al-Shuna al-Janubiyya Hospital told Jordanian daily al-Ghad that 15 people were killed in the accident and 30 sustained injuries.

Twenty-five injured have been transferred to hospitals in Amman, he said, adding that five are in critical condition.

(AFP, Ma’an)

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