Foreign Ministry issues statement on bus collision accident in Egypt


Published: 2019-07-06 12:06

Last Updated: 2019-07-06 12:32

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Sufian Qudah said that the Ministry's Operations Center is still following up on the accident that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt earlier yesterday, where a bus collided with a truck.
Qudah explained that the bus was heading from Sharm El-Sheikh to the Egyptian city of Taba, on a tourist trip, where Jordanians and people of other nationalities were on board.

The accident resulted in the death of a Palestinian citizen with a temporary Jordanian passport, while five Jordanian passengers were slightly injured.

Qudah confirmed that the injured were referred to a hospital for treatment and they all left the hospital, except for a Jordanian woman, who had a broken hand and was taken to Taba Hospital for further medical examinations.

The official spokesman also said that the consulate of the Jordanian Embassy in Cairo and the Embassy team will immediately meet the injured, reassure them, help them return home if they so wish and follow up on the circumstances of the incident with the competent Egyptian authorities.

The Ministry calls upon citizens who receive any updates about the accident to contact the Ministry's Operations Center at 0962795497777.