Jordan Floods Death Toll Rises to 13 After Recovering Young Girl Body

Published November 12th, 2018 - 01:43 GMT
A member of a Jordanian rescue team searches for missing persons following flash floods in the city of Madaba near the capital Amman on November 10, 2018. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)
A member of a Jordanian rescue team searches for missing persons following flash floods in the city of Madaba near the capital Amman on November 10, 2018. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)

The death toll from flash floods that ravaged Jordan last week has risen to 13, according to the Jordanian authorities on Monday.

“The body of a child was found in al-Haidan in the central Madaba province,” Maj. Iyad al-Amro, a spokesman for Jordan’s civil defense directorate, told Anadolu Agency.

He, however, did not give details about the age of the child.

Jordanian authorities had earlier put the death toll at 12 and nine people injured.

The kingdom was hit by heavy rain last week, causing torrential flooding in a number of cities in central and southern Jordan.

Last month, at least 21 people were killed in a rash of severe flash flooding in Jordan’s western Dead Sea region.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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