Floods in Jordan kill 11

Floods in Jordan kill 11

Agency News

Amman, Nov 10: Heavy rains and floods killed 11 people in Jordan and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday.

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

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. The government spokeswoman said 3,762 tourists were evacuated. (UNI)