Jor­dan’s King warns gov’t to take steps to pre­vent floods

Arabian Business English - - THE BIG STORY -

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

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