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PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

PETRA, Jordan— The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday’s floods struck several areas of Jordan. Rescuers continued the search … Continue reading PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

SEOUL, South Korea | Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul has killed at least seven people and injured 11 others. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters the blaze was extinguished but it remains to be seen whether the death toll could rise. It says the cause of Friday’s fire … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

BEIJING  | Deaths rise to 11 in China mine disaster; 10 still trapped

BEIJING  — The death toll in an eastern China coal mine collapse has risen to 11, with 10 miners still trapped underground. One week after the disaster, rescue crews are clearing fallen rock from the shaft, with the remaining miners believed to be located 74 meters (242 feet) below the surface. The official Xinhua News … Continue reading BEIJING  | Deaths rise to 11 in China mine disaster; 10 still trapped

DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as girl’s body found

DEAD SEA, Jordan  — Jordanian rescuers searching the Dead Sea area for survivors of flash floods found the body of a 12-year-old girl on Friday, raising the death toll in the tragedy to 19. The body was recovered a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away … Continue reading DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as girl’s body found

DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as boy’s body found

DEAD SEA, Jordan — Jordanian rescuers searching the Dead Sea area for survivors of flash floods have found the body of a 12-year-old boy, raising the death toll to 19. The body was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the … Continue reading DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as boy’s body found