Flash floods claim life in Aqaba, child missing in Zarqa amidst heavy rainfall

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AMMAN — The security forces late Sunday found the body of a man in his 30s who was swept away by flash floods while driving his vehicle in the Shammia area of Aqaba, which has been experiencing heavy rainfall.اضافة اعلان

Additionally, a shepherd's child was reported missing in Zarqa due to the sudden and intense rainfall on Monday, local media outlets reported.

Authorities respond
The governor mentioned that the civil defense teams, along with the Hashemite Security Center and the assistance of the Jerash Civil Defense, are currently present at the location to manage the situation.

The governor of Zarqa confirmed that the heavy rainfall in the Abu Al-Zeghan area of the Al-Hashimiyya district resulted in the washing away of seven vehicles.

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Khaled Al-Hajaj, the governor of Aqaba, revealed that a search team had been assembled overnight to locate the man who had been swept away by the floods in the northern part of Aqaba.

Unfortunately, the team found the man's lifeless body in the early hours of Monday morning.

Road closures and reopenings
Hajaj emphasized that the intense rain and subsequent floods forced the temporary closure of several roads in the Al-Qweira and Wadi Al-Yatam areas.

However, these routes were reopened after a few hours, allowing traffic to resume. He reassured the public that all roads in the governorate were currently open and no closures were in effect.

In light of these events, the governor urged citizens and motorists to exercise extreme caution while using the roads, advising them to steer clear of low-lying areas and riverbanks.

Furthermore, he emphasized the importance of staying informed about weather updates and following the guidance provided by the Meteorological Department to ensure personal safety.

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