Jordan’s King warns gov’t to take steps to prevent floods
KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN last week received the final report of an independent committee set up to look into fatal flash floods that took place near the Dead Sea earlier this year, according to a Royal Court statement.
The floods, which took place in October, led to the deaths of 21 people – mainly students on a school trip – and the resignation of Jordan’s education and tourism ministers.
During a meeting with members of the committee at the Al Husseiniyah Palace, King Abdullah ordered Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz to ensure that government entities follow up on the recommendation’s included in the report, such as doing more to regulate school trips and establishing better communications between government entities and educational institutions.
q YOU ARE OBLIGED NOT TO COMPLY WITH WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES” Moqtada Al Sadr, lraqi cleric, in a letter to Iraq’s PM q FINDING OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEAD SEA FLASHFLOOD INCIDENT IS A VERY IMPORTANT MATTER TO ME” Abdullah II King of Jordan