DEAD SEA, Jordan – Earth seekers who search for Dead Sea for survivors of river flows found a 12-year-old girl's…
DEAD SEA, Jordan – Earth seekers who search for Dead Sea for survivors of river flows found a 12-year-old girl’s body on Friday, increasing the death toll in the tragedy to 19.
The body was recovered one day after middle school students and teachers who visited hot springs in the area were lost by the speed. Civil Defense officials have said that the surplus, caused by heavy rain, transported a few miles (miles) towards the Dead Sea.
Mustafa al-Basaiah, General Director of the United Kingdom Civil Defense, said 13 of the dead and 21 of about three dozen injured were middle school students. Several people are still afraid, he said.
A complex rescue operation with helicopters, divers, sniffer dogs, and hundreds of searchers still entered the night on Thursday.
Searches resumed after dawn on Friday.
Jordan King Abdullah II canceled a planned work visit in Bahrain, originally scheduled for Friday. He would have been the speaker at a security conference.
The low-linking Dead Sea area, part of the Jordan River, is prone to flooding when rainwater rushes down from adjacent hills. In April, 10 Israeli students were killed in a river river during a walking tour of the Dead Sea.
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