Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Floods kill 7 in Jordan and force tourists to flee Petra

The ancient city of Petra is popular with tourists Image The ancient city of Petra is popular with tourists
Patty Aguilar | 10 November, 2018, 22:23

In the worst incident, 21 people - mostly school children on an outing to the Dead Sea - were killed as torrential rains poured through valleys and deep ravines.

To the east, three people were killed near Dabaa on the Desert Highway, one of Jordan's three main north-south arteries, while one was killed near Maan in the south.

At least nine people, including a young girl, were killed as flash floods engulfed multiple cities in Jordan on Friday, a government official said. Rescuers continued the search for missing people around the Wala reservoir in central Jordan on Saturday.

The civil defence source said another child died in the Madaba area, also south of Amman, when the auto the child was in was caught up in waters.

In all, 11 people were killed, including two children and a diver who had been involved in rescue efforts, according to state media and Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghuneimat.

Authorities banned all tourist trips and declared a state of emergency in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba further south as downpours continued for a few hours before subsiding overnight.

Floodwaters in Petra and in some parts of the nearby Wadi Mussa desert had risen to nearly four metres high and innudated the main roads, Jordan's state television reported.

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"One of the civilians was evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment while the three other civilians did not need any medical attention", the IDF statement said Saturday.

Ma'an Governor, Ahmad Al Amoush, told Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the floods raided a number of areas after heavy rainfall, and added that some roads have raided by floods.

It broadcast footage of tourists sheltering on high ground on both sides of the access road to Jordan's biggest attraction.

She said more heavy rain was expected on Saturday and residents in affected areas were being urged to evacuate their homes.

Politicians and members of the public criticised the emergency services for being unprepared and two ministers were forced to resign due to negligence.

Jordan's education and tourism ministers both resigned last week over failings in the government's response to those floods.

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