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Bus crash kills Nepali national, leaves 41 injured

By JT - Apr 14,2018 - Last updated at Apr 14,2018

AMMAN — One man died and 41 were injured on Friday after a bus carrying 46 people overturned in Petra, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted a Civil Defence Department (CDD) statement. 

CDD personnel headed to the location immediately where they administered first aid to the injured and transferred 31 of them to Queen Rania Public Hospital, where they were reported to be in stable conditions, according to Petra. 

The seven other injured, who were reported to be in critical condition, were evacuated to Al Hussein Medical City in a helicopter of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), Petra said.

CDD Director Maj. Gen. Mustafa Bazaiah said that the department was following up on the accident closely in coordination with the deputy prime minister, interior minister, health minister, medical services director, in addition to RJAF, according to Petra.

Among the injured, 34 were Nepali, three Sri Lankan, two Indians, two Bengali, three Pakistani, and two Jordanian, while the victim who died was Nepali, said the statement

 Following the incident, Labour Minister Samir Murad contacted ambassadors, diplomatic missions in Jordan, and officials who are in charge of the guest workers, briefing them on the accident and the measures taken by the government. 

The minister asked Petra labour office to follow up on the injured and provide them with all the needed help. 

Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyyab visited the hospitalised in Queen Rania Public Hospital accompanied by Maan Governor Ahmad Omoush and two MPs Ibtisam Nawafleh and Mohammad Falahat, where he checked on the injured, wishing them a speedy recovery.

Sheyyab directed the hospital staff to provide the patients with the necessary medical care and to transfer them to other hospitals if their conditions require so.  

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