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Five dead, 11 injured in various incidents

By JT - Mar 30,2016 - Last updated at Mar 30,2016

A car involved in a road accident in Mafraq on Wednesday that left two dead and two injured (Photo courtesy of Amen FM)

AMMAN — Five people died and 11 others were injured on Wednesday in various incidents across the Kingdom, the Civil Defence Department (CDD) said.

In Mafraq, two young men died and two people were injured when their car overturned. CDD cadres administered first aid to the injured and took them to Mafraq Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.  

In another road accident, two people died when their truck overturned and hit a utility pole on the Amman-Dead Sea road. 

In a separate accident, a man died when he was hit by a car south of Amman, the CDD said. 

Meanwhile, two people were injured in a four-vehicle pileup in Irbid, some 80km north of Amman.

CDD personnel administered first aid and took them to Princess Basma Educational Hospital, where they were listed in fair condition. 

In Zarqa, a bulldozer overturned and crushed eight vehicles, injuring four people.

CDD personnel administered first aid and took the four to Prince Feisal Hospital, were their condition was reported as fair.

Also in Zarqa, some 22km east of Amman, CDD firefighters extinguished a blaze in a third-floor apartment at a four-storey building.


Three people suffered shortness of breath and were taken to Zarqa Hospital, according to the CDD.

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