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After week following Dead Sea disaster, two Jordanian ministers quit

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Tourism Minister Lina Annab and Education Minister Azmi Mahmoud Mahafaza resigned on Thursday from the Jordanian government in the wake of the Dead Sea disaster.

Minister Lina Annab announced on her official Twitter page that she had resigned from her position in the government headed by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz.

“In the general political climate and the painful situation of our beloved homeland, I resigned today from my position in the government,” she said.

Her resignation came on the heels of demands during a parliamentary supervisory session on Tuesday seeking confidence in the Minister of Education Azmi Mahafaza.

Floods swept through the Dead Sea in Jordan last week, causing many deaths, including that of students on a school trip.

It has not yet been announced whether the Jordanian Prime Minister, Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, had accepted the resignations or not.