Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 20, mostly children

  • A Jordanian helicopter hovers over an area after flash floods near the Dead Sea, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The body of a 12-year-old girl, was recovered early Friday and several more people were still feared missing. The search for survivors continued after daybreak Friday, with helicopters and teams with sniffer dogs scouring the rocky slopes near the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)

  • Jordanian rescuers with sniffer dogs search for survivors of flash floods an area near the Dead Sea, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The body of a 12-year-old girl, was recovered early Friday and several more people were still feared missing. The search for survivors continued after daybreak Friday, with helicopters and teams with sniffer dogs scouring the rocky slopes near the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)

  • Jordanian rescuers search for survivors of flash floods at the Dead Sea area, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The body of a 12-year-old girl, was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the torrent. Civil defense officials say the surge, caused by heavy rains, carried some for several kilometers (miles) toward the Dead Sea. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)

DEAD SEA, Jordan — The death toll from flash floods near Jordan’s shore of the Dead Sea rose to 20 on Friday, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren.

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