Jordan: 3 Israeli tourists missing after flash floods

Israel’s public radio said contact had been lost with three Israeli tourists in southern Jordan.

The Arabic-language Makan Radio said the tourists had last been heard from in the Wadi Rum area, a major tourist attraction.

Saturday’s reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, and the searches for missing people continue.

The death toll has risen to 11, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more than 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra.

The visitors were taken to safe areas before flash floods inundated parts of the mountainous city famed for its carved rock ruins, government spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat said.

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