Tourists in flood peril

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VIS­I­TORS had to run for their lives as flood wa­ters surged through a nar­row canyon at Jor­dan’s big­gest tourist at­trac­tion.

The Trea­sury at Petra, famed for carved rock ru­ins, was ur­gently evac­u­ated. Nearly 4,000 tourists were led to higher ground and a search for miss­ing per­sons had be­gun last night.

Flash floods have killed at least 11 and a state of emer­gency was de­clared in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.

Two weeks ago, floods killed 21 peo­ple, mainly pupils on a school out­ing.

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