16-year-old drowns in Ramtha

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IRBID — On Friday, a 16-year-old boy died from drowning in a privately-owned park in Ramtha, east of Irbid.

Participating in a “water game,” Abdullah Bilal Al-Omari allegedly suffered a blow to the head and drowned, hitting the bottom of the pool. اضافة اعلان

Following his injury, Al-Omari was rushed to Ramtha Public Hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival.

Investigations are underway as his body has been transferred to the forensic department.

Visitor Khalaf Al-Zoubi told Jordan News that “the park supervisors do not care about organizing the queue in the water games area. This leads to crowding and increases the chances of causing injuries."

Zoubi claimed that he suffered a minor injury as a result of this crowding.

"If I had not paid attention to the crowding, my injury would have been more serious,” he said. “Perhaps it would have been worse for my little son who was with me."

Ammar Abu Kass, another park visitor, stated that "there is no doubt that the park has many problems with regards to general hygiene, supervision, and injuries resulting from overcrowding.”

Visitor Malak Ali had a different opinion, stating that the responsibility does not only fall on the park’s supervisors, but also on “officials who have to regularly examine these tourist and recreational sites to ensure that they do not violate public safety conditions.”

The park’s management declined comment.

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