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20 dead after Jordan flash floods swipe away school bus

Oct. 26, 2018 12:35 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 30, 2018 1:11 P.M.)
AMMAN (Ma'an) -- Jordanian rescue teams searching the Dead Sea area for survivors, after torrential rains had swept away a school bus with students and teachers on Thursday, found the body of a girl, raising the death toll to 20, a Jordanian Civil Defense Department statement said Friday.

According the official Jordanian Petra News Agency, Civil Defense paramedics have also provided medical care to 35 people who were injured during the incident.

Search for others missing is still ongoing.

Floods caused by heavy rain had swept away a group of students and seven teachers from a private Jordanian school visiting hot springs in the; the school bus was swept into a valley when heavy rains unleashed flash floods in the area. Dozens were rescued in an operation involving helicopters and army troops.

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