At least 21 people, died and another 35 wounded over a flash flood near Jordan’s Dead Sea, Jordan officials said Saturday.
Most of the dead were young pupils and teachers whose bus was swept away during a school outing, Jordanian Civil Defense Directorate said in a statement.
Jordanian rescue teams have been searching for the missing, according to the statement.
The Jordan Royal Court declared three days of national mourning over the incident.
On Thursday, areas in the kingdom were hit by flash flood due to heavy rains -- which led to a sudden flow of water into several valleys in the kingdom.