Flash flood in Jordan: Seven killed, tourists evacuated from Petra
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Flash flood in Jordan: Seven killed, tourists evacuated from Petra

Flash flooding has hit Jordan's historic city of Petra, a famous tourist destination, in which around seven people have been killed, a report from BBC says.

The report also shows that around 4,000 tourists have been evacuated from the ancient city of Petra. The new flooding incident happened just two weeks after scores of school children died after being swept away in fast-moving waters. Several ministers in Jordan resigned after an investigation into the deaths of 21 people during previous flash floods on 25 October found evidence of negligence. Most of those swept away were school children on a school trip.

The Footage of the new flood which happened on Friday, 9 November, shows large volumes of water gushing along parts of the historic city of Petra's infrastructure as people watch on from the sidelines. Local media report that a two-year-old girl has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after being caught in the floods on Friday.