Another 35 people were injured following heavy rains Thursday, including members of the security forces involved in rescue operations.
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At least 21 people were killed in flash floods in Jordan, most of them children whose school bus was swept away, emergency services said Friday, in what a government newspaper dubbed a "Tragedy at the Dead Sea". Another 35 people were injured following heavy rains Thursday, including members of the security forces involved in rescue operations, a civil defense official told AFP.A security source said rescuers were still searching for several people missing in the Dead Sea area, a popular tourist attraction around 50 kilometers west of Amman.Jordanian television showed scenes from the rescue operation, with dozens of security personnel and local residents searching near the shore of the Dead Sea, with boats also deployed in its waters which had turned brown from mud.
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