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Heartbreaking video: Father loses son to Jordan floods a month after wife dies

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A heartbreaking video is gaining sympathy online Friday of a father mourning the loss of his son in Jordan’s flashfloods in the Dead Sea only a month after losing his wife.

Jordan’s Ro’ya TV broadcasted the video of the man at Southern Shouna hospital as he reacted to hearing the news of his son’s death, saying that he had buried his wife only a month ago.

Rescuers on Friday continued to comb the shores of Jordan's Dead Sea resort area early on Friday to find survivors after rain storms unleashed flash floods that killed at least 20 people, most of them school children on a school outing.

The national flag was lowered to half mast in mourning as public opinion and politicians began raising questions in local media outlets about the preparedness of national emergencies services to cope with such a disaster.