CAIRO: At least seven Egyptian expatriates were killed and two others injured Sunday morning in a road accident in Jordan, state news agency MENA reported.
The accident occurred after a mini bus, carrying nine Egyptian laborers, collided with a truck near Mafraq governorate, 75 kilometers southeast of the Jordanian capital city of Amman, according to a statement from the media office of the Jordanian civil defense directorate.
The Jordanian driver was also injured before he, along with the other two Egyptians, were admitted to the hospital for treatment, said the statement.
Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan Khaled Tharwat headed for Mafraq to inspect procedures to fly the bodies of the seven Egyptians to Cairo. All the Egyptian victims are from Upper Egypt’s governorate of Fayoum.
However, the reason behind the collision remains undisclosed.