Jordan: Israeli Dies in Accident

Bus collides with two vehicles south of Amman, Jordan.

Elad Benari, | updated: 00:43

Evacuation of victims
Evacuation of victims

An Israeli was killed and ten others were injured on Thursday evening in Jordan, after a bus carrying Israeli tourists collided with two other vehicles in the Jordanian city of Madaba, south of the capital Amman.

The injured Israelis were first taken for treatment at a local hospital as the Foreign Ministry and Magen David Adom made arrangements to transfer them for treatment in Israel through the Allenby Bridge.

Magen David Adom reported at around midnight local time that it was transferring five injured Israelis to hospitals in Jerusalem. One of the injured, a man of about 50, was reported to be in moderate condition and four others were reported to be in light condition. There was no word on the condition of the remaining injured Israelis.

In another unrelated accident on Thursday evening, an IDF soldier was killed after a 45-year-old driver deliberately drove his truck into a bus shelter near the train station in Akko. The driver later told police that he drove his truck into the shelter as an act of revenge against the ISA that killed his children; however, an investigation by police found that the man has two children, both of whom are alive.