West Bank pilgrims killed in bus crash

Bus that overturned in southern Jordan, killing 16 peopleImage copyright

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The Palestinians were on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia

At least 16 Palestinian pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash in southern Jordan.

They were travelling from the West Bank to Saudi Arabia when the bus overturned in a remote area. Two children are reported to be among the dead.

The driver lost control about 320km (200 miles) south of the Jordanian capital Amman.

Dozens of passengers were injured and several are said to be in a critical condition.

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