At least 18 people have died after flash flood swept away a school bus near the Dead Sea. Country`s search teams had rescued 34 people most them are in critical condition. According to country`s authority most of those killed were children under 14.
This incident occurred on Thursday due to heavy rain. International media said, there has been winter storm in Jordan for a few days.
Jordan launched a major operation on Thursday with the assistance of neighboring Israel to search for survivors. Hospitals in the area were put on high alert. A civil defense official said, the number of casualties is expected to rise.
The bus had been carrying about 40 children and their teachers.