At Least 20 Students And Teachers Dead, Multiple People Found In Serious Condition After School Bus Gets Swept Away By Flash Flood

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October 25, 2018

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There has been some heartbreaking news that has recently come in. At least 20 students and teachers have been killed, and others are left in critical condition after a flash flood swept away their school bus.

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A bus carrying 37 schoolchildren and 7 staff members was driving near the Dead Sea in Jordan when a flood arose. They were traveling to the Zara Maeen hot springs area at the time.

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According to "BBC," search and rescue teams were developed and they had found 22 survivors. However, some of them are listed as in critical condition.

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"The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and popular with visitors. But its arid conditions and its deep canyons make it susceptible to flash floods," the "BBC" reports.

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The Jordanian government has issued a huge rescue operation. It launched helicopters to the area to help search for the students and staff members. Aside from the fact that the students were from a private school, there are no further details about the victims.

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An official, who was unnamed by "BBC," was interviewed said that he was surprised that the school trip was still planned considering the recent weather warnings. After several days of heavy rain, some of the streets had been flooded causing many traffic jams. Heavy hailstorms were reported in nearby areas as well.

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There are no further details available on this story at this time. Will you please join us in praying for everyone involved.