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Death toll in Jordan flash floods rises to 11


PTI Last Updated at 10-11-2018 16:35:25 IST

Petra (Jordan), Nov 10 (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-coloured rock.

Hundreds of Petra visitors ran for higher ground Friday as water surged through a narrow canyon leading to the Treasury, Petra's main attraction.

Government spokeswoman Jumana Ghuneimat and Civil Defense officials say the death toll rose early Saturday, after another body was found in the Madaba region south of the capital of Amman. They said searches for the missing are continuing.

Friday's floods came two weeks after flash floods near the Dead Sea killed 21 people, most of them children. (AP)

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