AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations.

The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat as saying two dozen people were injured and dozens more evacuated as homes were flooded. Elsewhere, rising water levels forced the closure of a desert highway.

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