Medical/Health Care

Deadly flash floods hit Jordan

Flash floods in Jordan have killed 11 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra.

Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman.

Report says downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba.

The flood comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly children drowned in a flash flood in the Dead Sea area.

According to a civil defence spokeswoman, a child was among those killed by floods in the Dabaa region, south of Amman.

She said a main road connecting the capital with the south of the country was also cut off.

Government spokeswoman, Jumana Ghunaimat said evacuated tourists were taken to safe areas.

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

Jordan has suffered weeks of heavy rain.

last month, there was a public outcry after 18 children on a school trip were swept away, leading to the resignation of the country’s education and tourism ministers.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Medical/Health Care

Deadly flash floods hit Jordan

Flash floods in Jordan have killed 11 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra.

Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman.

Report says downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba.

The flood comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly children drowned in a flash flood in the Dead Sea area.

According to a civil defence spokeswoman, a child was among those killed by floods in the Dabaa region, south of Amman.

She said a main road connecting the capital with the south of the country was also cut off.

Government spokeswoman, Jumana Ghunaimat said evacuated tourists were taken to safe areas.

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

Jordan has suffered weeks of heavy rain.

last month, there was a public outcry after 18 children on a school trip were swept away, leading to the resignation of the country’s education and tourism ministers.

Source: Voice of Nigeria