>> A school trip ended tragically near Jordan's Dead Sea on Thursday. At least 20 people have been killed after torrential downpour flooded the area. Many of those killed were under the age of 14 and the death toll is still expected to rise.
number of families picnicking in the popular destination were also among the dead and injured according to rescuers.
They say it's one of the worst disasters the kingdom has witnessed in years.>>
> There was a school trip of 37 female and male students with seven supervisors. The water rose very quickly and was very powerful in this area. There were people who ended up in the water, and there were other people who managed to reach rocks and save themselves.
>> A father of one the school children who survived, said many of students were swept to the shores of the dead sea. And that the intensity of the floods made impossible for teachers to save all the students. According to Jordan's Prime Minister school trips to the region had been temporary banned due to bad weather.
And that the school appears to have broken regulations. He's pledged to launch an investigation.