(CNN)The bodies of 19 people — many of them schoolchildren — who were swept to their deaths by flash floods near Jordan’s Dead Sea area have been recovered.
The tragedy happened after heavy rains on Thursday, Jordan’s official Petra news agency reported, citing disaster management officials.
Some 35 people were treated for injuries. Rescuers are searching for missing people, the report added. Divers and air force helicopters are taking part in the operation, Petra said.