Flashflood leaves one dead, three missing in NW Jordan

By Laith Joneidi

AMMAN (AA) – A seven-year-old girl was killed and three other people went missing on Friday when their vehicle was swept away by a flashflood in Jordan’s northwestern Madaba province, according to local officials.

Iyad al-Omar, a spokesman for Jordan’s Civil-Defense Agency, told Anadolu Agency that the incident had occurred in Madaba’s Malih district.

“There were five passengers in the car,” al-Omar said. “So far, we’ve only found one survivor, another girl.”

Civil-defense teams, he added, were currently searching for the three other people who still remain unaccounted for.

Last month, at least 21 people were killed in a rash of severe flashflooding in Jordan’s western Dead Sea region.