Jordan’s Dead Sea area has been hit by deadly flash flooding. But how many schoolchildren have died after flash floods hit families having picnic? A major rescue operation was underway today after flash floods hit the area near Jordan’s Dead Sea. Around 40 children and their teachers were on an outing on Thursday when the floods struck. How many schoolchildren have died? At least 10 school children have died and 16 are still missing, rescuers said.
So far, search teams have rescued 11 people, some of whom are in a serious condition, civil defence sources told Reuters.
A civil defence official was also quoted on state television saying that the number of casualties was expected to rise as the day progressed.
A witness said a bus with 37 school children and seven teachers had been on a trip to a resort area.
Around 40 children and their teachers were on an outing on Thursday when the floods struck (Image: GETTY)
The country was hit with sudden heavy rain, which flooded the hot springs area near the Dead Sea.