Death toll in Jordan flash floods rises to 11

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PETRA, Jordan (AP) — Official media say the death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 11, and that searches for missing people continue. Saturday’s reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, an ancient trading hub carved into rose-colored rock....
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Published on November 10, 2018 -  00:53
Flash Flood Rushes Through Canyon in Jordan's Petra, Chasing Donkeys, Knocking Down People
The ancient ruins of Petra were evacuated after fatal flash floods swept through the country, according to local reports. Multiple fatalities were reported as floods swept parts of Jordan, according to the Minister of State for Media Affairs. Jordan’s state news agency Petra said seven people were killed by the floods. Search and rescue efforts by the Jordanian Civil Defense were underway in Madaba, following reports of five missing people, reports said. Last month, flash flooding swept away a school bus near the Dead Sea, leading to 18 deaths, local news reported. Footage from Petra shows the floods sweeping through the Petra canyons, as tourists seek safety on higher ground. Credit: Laura Austin via Storyful

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