Boy drowns in King Abdullah Canal

The media spokesman for the Public Security Directorate said that on Friday Civil Defense boats were dispatched to the Dead Sea after receiving reports that someone was drowning. (Photo: Jordan News)
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — A 17-year-old boy drowned in the King Abdullah Canal in the Jordan Valley district of Deir Alla early Wednesday, according to a medical source, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Despite the best efforts of rescue teams, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Abu Obeida Al-Jarrah Hospital Director Muayad Shakour.

The canal, an artificial water conduit, traverses numerous communities in the Jordan Valley, and accidents of this nature occur frequently.

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