DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 21, mostly children

DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 21, mostly children

DEAD SEA, Jordan— The death toll from flash floods near Jordan’s shore of the Dead Sea rose to 21 on Friday, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren.

The search for survivors continued after daybreak, with helicopters and teams with sniffer dogs scouring the rocky slopes near the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley.

The body of a 12-year-old girl was found early on Friday, said the director general of the Civil Defense, Mustafa al-Basaiah.

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