The ancient rock-cut city of Petra in Jordan was flooded by heavy rains. At that time, tourists visited famous historical buildings. There were more than a thousand of them. The gushing water threatened their safety, so a rescue operation was necessary. We got the eviction information and registration on contact 24.
According to the Petra Regional Development and Tourism Authority (PDTRA) on Tuesday, it was necessary to evacuate tourists staying there as a result of heavy rains that flooded the historic city on Monday. It is estimated that there were more than a thousand people in the city at that time.
The exodus of Petra
Reporter 24 among them, Mr. Kamil sent the eviction notice to Contact24. – I was in Petra around 1pm local time. I wanted to visit the monuments myself – said Mr. Kamil in an interview with the teachers.
– Conditions were difficult. At first it rained for a while, but within 15 minutes the weather changed dramatically. We were sent to a safe place. Later, it was decided to leave there, he said.
Petra is an ancient city carved out of red sandstone in the heart of the Jordanian desert. Its heyday took place in ancient times from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD, and due to its unique historical and topographical values, it has been included among the New Seven Wonders of the World, among others, next to the Great Wall. China, the Roman Colosseum or India’s Taj Mahal Palace.
Dirty roads, overturned vehicles
The rain in Jordan is not just near Petra. Jordan News reports that three people were injured when a bus overturned in an accident caused by heavy rains in the Man region in the south of the country. The passengers were on their way to a class at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University in Ma’an. The university administration has decided to suspend classes due to dangerous weather conditions.
Several roads were flooded in the western part of the country on Monday. The Directorate of Public Safety (PSD) said the services are dealing with the effects of landslides and rock avalanches around the Dead Sea. Some traffic routes were closed on Tuesday.
Jordan News, Kontakt 24, tvnmeteo.pl
Main photo source: Reuters/Mahmoud Refat
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