The bus has been carrying 37 students and seven members.
At least eight students have died and 16 more are missing
Rescue teams have so far been found at least.
Rescue teams have so far been found at least 11 survivors, Reuters reported.
The Israeli military said that it had sent a number of helicopters with soldiers from an elite
Details of the victims have not been released yet
The official, who was named,
Heavy rain has been sweeping the region for several days. Some streets in the Jordanian capital, Amman, have been inundated, leading to traffic jams, while large hailstorms have been reported elsewhere.
Thursday's incident is the second tragedy resulting from flash-flooding near the Dead Sea this year.
In April, nine teenage hikers were swept away and killed in Nahal Tzafit, southern Israel. Another 1