UNDP Administrator deeply saddened by fatal bus crash in Jordan

30 Jul 2010

Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident yesterday evening in Jordan. The crash claimed the lives of five persons and a number of others were injured en route to the Dead Sea. Those who died were three Iraqi officials and two UNDP contractors participating in a democratic governance training. The Administrator extends her deepest condolences to the relatives of the victims and to the Government of Iraq. She expresses the sincere sympathy of UNDP to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the injured. The Administrator thanks the Government of Jordan for having taken immediate steps to provide medical assistance.

Contact Information

Stanislav Saling, Office of Communications, UNDP New York; +1 212 906 5296 or stanislav.saling@undp.org.