Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, sent a cable of condolences to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, following the floods that swept through some parts of the Hashemite Kingdom, leaving behind tens of casualties.
The Crown Prince said: “We have learned the news of the floods that swept through some parts of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the resulting deaths, injuries and missing persons, and we convey to your Majesty and to the families of the deceased our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy.”
According to latest reports, at least 18 people, mainly schoolchildren and teachers, were killed on Thursday in a flash flood near Jordan’s Dead Sea that happened while they were on an outing, rescuers and hospital workers said.
Thirty-four people were rescued in an major operation involving police helicopters and hundreds of army troops, police chief Brigadier General Farid al Sharaa told state television. Some of those rescued were in a serious condition.