Jordan: Petra flash floods trigger evacuation of 1,700 people
Violent floods have ripped through the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan, triggering the evacuation of 1,700 tourists from the UNESCO world heritage site. As informed by a news report in Middle East Eye.
Videos posted on Monday showed brown water careering down the steep cliffs surrounding Petra’s ancient rock-cut Nabatean temple dubbed “the Treasury”, the best-known part of the sprawling, 260-sq-km site. Tourists in raincoats are seen looking bewildered and packing into pick-up trucks as the site’s narrow passages, including the famed Siq, resemble rivers.
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