UPDATED: Four children who drowned in Karameh Dam were residents of area: hospital director

Jordan

Published: 2021-07-06 18:34

Last Updated: 2024-06-09 14:58


UPDATED: Four children who drowned in Karameh Dam were residents of area: hospital director
UPDATED: Four children who drowned in Karameh Dam were residents of area: hospital director

Tuesday, four children - who were all siblings - drowned in the waters of the Karameh Dam, west of the Balqa Governorate.

The media spokesman for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said that specialized diving teams from the Balqa Civil Defense Directorate (CDD) reported to the scene, and managed to recover the children's bodies with the help of citizens.

Their bodies were transferred to the Southern Shouneh Governmental Hospital.

The spokesman said the competent authorities have launched an investigation into the incident to find out why the four young siblings drowned.

The director of hospital, Fayez Al-Kharabsheh, told Roya that both the forensic medicine department and the public prosecutor examined the children's bodies to determine the cause of death.

He pointed out that the children are residents of the area around the dam.