47 Japanese Confirmed Safe after Floods in Jordan

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Jerusalem, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese embassy in Amman confirmed on Friday the safety of 45 Japanese tourists on a group tour and two tour guides after flash floods hit Wadi Musa in southern Jordan, home to Petra ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the same day.

Several thousand people, including tourists, evacuated due to the floods, but there have been no reports of injuries so far.

The embassy is gathering further information as other Japanese tourists not on a group tour may have been visiting the site.

Jordanian media reported that unprecedented flash floods occurred in Wadi Musa but that the safety of 3,500 tourists was secured.

Damage included landslides that blocked passages. According to informed sources, the floods have already subsided.

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