JORDAN FLASH FLOODS: SCHOOL BUS SWEPT AWAY NEAR DEAD SEA.

Jordan's Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, right, visit the injured in hospital in Amman, Jordan, on Oct 25, 2018. At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods near the Dead Sea in Jordan, most of them in a bus that was swept away. The bus was carrying 37 pupils and seven members of staff to the Zara Maeen hot springs area when it was washed away, officials said. Air force helicopters have also been deployed to comb the area and search for survivors, in addition to marine divers and swimmers who are at the site now to rescue trapped people, including schoolchildren who were on a trip to the area. So far 34 people have been rescued from the area. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and popular with visitors. But its arid conditions and its deep canyons make it susceptible to flash floods. Photo courtesy petra.gov.jo

Last Updated: 2018-10-26

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