Two children drown as heavy rains cause massive flooding across Jordan
A rescue operation is underway to look for more flood victims. (Image: Facebook)
Two children died on Thursday after they drowned in their basement apartment as heavy rainfall set off flash floods and wreaked havoc in Amman.
The dead were a 12-year-old and 6-year old children of an Egyptian janitor for a building in Amman's Arjan area, the Civil Defence Department (CDD) said.
CDD divers retrieved the bodies of the children. The CDD said that its personnel and vehicles across Amman were dealing with the repercussions of the prevailing weather conditions since the morning, noting it had dealt with 500 incident of water pumping until noon.
Minister of Interior Salameh Hammad and senior officials attended the rescue attempt of the two children.
CDD cadres also rescued 698 people and 305 vehicles stranded in high levels of water, in addition to dealing with wall collapses.
The video below show the father mourning over the loss of his two daughters.
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