PA forms committee to probe fatal bus accident

Palestinian Authority PM orders ministerial investigation to present findings within two weeks.

February 19, 2012 23:04
Onlookers at the site of the bus accident.

bus accident jerusalem crash 390 R. (photo credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters)

The Palestinian Authority announced Sunday the formation of a commission of inquiry into last week’s bus accident on the road between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad ordered the formation of the commission to investigate the accident and draw the conclusions, his office said in a statement.

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The commission, which is be headed by the PA interior minister, will consist of the ministers of health, education, local government and housing.

The commission will present its findings to Fayyad within two weeks.

The PA leadership had declared three days of mourning in the Palestinian territories over the death of the children in the the school bus accident last Thursday.

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