12 peo­ple killed in flash floods

The Times-Tribune - - NATION & WORLD -

The death toll from flash floods in Jor­dan rose to 12 Satur­day and the king­dom’s main tourist at­trac­tion, the an­cient city of Pe­tra, was closed for cleanup af­ter what lo­cal of­fi­cials said was the big­gest del­uge in the area in decades.

Res­cuers con­tin­ued the search for miss­ing peo­ple around the Wala reser­voir. In the south­ern town of Maan, au­thor­i­ties opened a shel­ter for dozens of peo­ple whose homes were sur­rounded by water. Twelve peo­ple were killed, in­clud­ing two chil­dren and a diver who had been in­volved in res­cue ef­forts.

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