Jordan floods: Schoolchildren among 18 dead after bus swept away
Nearly 18 people, including schoolchildren, were killed when a bus was swept away in flash flood on Thursday. The school children and teachers were touring near the Dead Sea. The torrential rains swept away the bus killing mostly school children under the age of 14.
According to the media reports, more than thirty-seven students with seven adults were on a tour near the Dead Sea. The torrential rains led to the flash floods in the area.
Also, 11 other people got stuck in the flash floods. They were also rescued late on Thursday. A number of families were picnicking in the popular destination. They were also among the dead and injured.
The rescue teams rushed to the spot to help the people in distress. Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz was also present on the scene. He was personally overseeing the rescue mission. Jordon King, Abdullah canceled his trip to Bahrain after he learned about the incident. He followed the rescue operations.
The Jordanian authorities asked the Israeli authorities to help in the rescue operation. Following which, Israeli military sent their search and rescue helicopters to help.