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Deadly Flooding In Jordan Hits Historic Site, Forcing Evacuations

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Deadly Flooding In Jordan Hits Historic Site, Forcing Evacuations
Authorities evacuated nearly 4,000 people from the ancient city of Petra, as heavy rains in the area continued Saturday.
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Heavy rains and flooding in Jordan have left at least 12 people dead. That's according to state media, which reported more people were still missing Saturday. 

The floods hit the ancient city of Petra, a popular tourist destination, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of visitors. 

The country has seen several weeks of heavy rains, which were forecasted to continue Saturday. 

Flooding in late October caused the deaths of more than 20 people, including a group of teachers and students near the dead sea. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN