At least 16 Palestinian pilgrims have been killed, and dozens more are injured, following a bus crash in southern Jordan.
At least 16 Palestinian pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash in southern Jordan. Dozens of passengers were injured and several are said to be in a critical condition.
They were travelling from the West Bank to Saudi Arabia when the bus overturned in a remote area. The driver lost control about 320 km (200 miles) south of the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Most of the victims were from the West Bank city of Jenin. Two children are reported to be among the dead.
One of the casualties, Azzah Ibrahim, said passengers were hurled around by the impact.
“Some of us were beneath the bus, and some of us were inside the bus, between the chairs,” he told the Associated Press news agency.
Palestinian authorities declared a day of national mourning in the wake of the crash.