Seven Egyptians killed, three injured in Jordan car wreck

Published March 28th, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A bus that carrying Palestinian pilgrims crashed en route to Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Maan, Jordan, on March 17, 2016. (Twitter)
A bus that carrying Palestinian pilgrims crashed en route to Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Maan, Jordan, on March 17, 2016. (Twitter)

Seven Egyptians were killed and three were injured when a vehicle overturned in north eastern Jordan on Sunday, the Jordanian news agency Petra reported.   

The minibus was carrying Egyptian workers, according to Petra. The three injured passengers were provided with first aid and healthcare.

The Egyptian ambassador to Jordan is heading to al-Mafraq province where the accident took place, to follow up on transferring the bodies back to Egypt and to check on the injured.

Just last week, 19 Egyptians lost their lives when a bus overturned in Saudi Arabia, where they were performing Umrah, a type of pilgrimage that can be carried out by Muslims at any time of the year.

Even inside Egypt, thousands of Egyptians are killed in car, bus and train accidents annually. In the first half of 2015, car accidents left 2,808 people dead, even though the number of accidents had dropped by over 7 per cent compared to the same time the previous year, according to the latest figures provided by the state's statistics agency, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.


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