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Saudi King Salman sends condolences to Jordan’s King on flood victims

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King 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.

In a statement released on Thursday evening, King Salman 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 and to the people of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on behalf of the people and Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and on behalf of our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy.”

Flash floods in Jordan swept away a school bus Thursday, killing at least 17 people, mostly pupils, emergency services said. Several more students were injured in the incident near the Dead Sea, said an official from the civil defense, Jordan’s fire service, who asked not to be named.