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Flash floods in Jordan kills 12, tourist evacuated from Petra


November 13, 2018: Recent flash floods in Jordan have claimed lives of at least 12 people and forced the evacuation of more than 3,500 tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations.

According to Al Jazeera meteorologist Rob McElwee, the floods in Jordan are a result of bad infrastructure and changing climate.

A state of emergency has been declared in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba.