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Death toll in Jordan flash floods rises to 11

AP  |  Petra (Jordan) 

media say the death toll from floods by heavy rains in has risen to 11, and that searches for missing people continue.

Saturday's reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, an ancient trading hub carved into rose-coloured rock.

Hundreds of Petra visitors ran for higher ground Friday as water surged through a narrow canyon leading to the Treasury, Petra's main attraction.

and Civil Defense officials say the death toll rose early Saturday, after another body was found in the Madaba region south of the capital of They said searches for the missing are continuing.

Friday's floods came two weeks after floods near the killed 21 people, most of them children.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 16:35 IST