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At least 10 killed, 44 missing, mostly school children in Jordan flash floods

The Jordanian Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, that the floods that hit the southern Jordan Valley in the Dead Sea resulted in 10 deaths and 44 missing, mostly school children.

Jordan dispatched helicopters to search for 44 students and teachers who were swept away by floods from heavy rain in the Dead Sea area.

The Jordanian Civil Defense said that floods swept away a school trip, which resulted in the deaths of children and the loss of dozens.

The Civil Defense confirmed the rescue of 10 students stormed by rainwater in the Zara area near the Dead Sea.

The Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razaz is following on the situation and discussed in a telephone call the rescue operation with the Director General of the Jordanian Civil Defense.

The premier also telephoned the Minister of Interior and Municipalities and minister of Public Works and Housing and discussed means on how to deal with the incident with maximum attention and speed, and to provide the necessary mechanisms and manpower for the safety of students, teachers and citizens in the region.

Razaz directed all civilian and military bodies to move immediately to the site and continue rescue efforts.

Seven killed in Dead Sea flash floods, search for missing continueshttps://t.co/SvDYpVBQAL #jordan #jo #amman #beamman pic.twitter.com/sdmRTp3RdL

— The Jordan Times (@jordantimes) October 25, 2018

The major rescue operation have rescued 11 people some of whom are in a serious condition, the sources told Reuters.

انقاذ حالة من طلاب الرحلة المدرسية #البحر_الميت
الفيديو من صفحة وكالة عمون الاخبارية pic.twitter.com/mgE1YRLq50

— كاظم أمين (@KathemAmin) October 25, 2018

With Agencies


Last Update: Thursday, 25 October 2018 KSA 19:50 – GMT 16:50

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