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while one was killed near Maan in the south.

Gov­ern­ment spokes­woman Ju­mana Gh­neimat said the high­way was cut in both direc­tions.

The Jor­da­nian army de­ployed he­li­copters and all- ter­rain ve­hi­cles to help with the search and res­cue op­er­a­tion.

A res­cuer was also among the dead, the civil de­fence spokesman said.

State tele­vi­sion said the wa­ters had reached as high as four me­tres ( 13 feet) in parts of the red- rock ravine city of Pe­tra and the ad­ja­cent Wadi Musa desert.

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

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