An image taken by a BBC drone above a series of sinkholes that appeared as the Dead Sea retreated
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Dead Sea: The buildings left abandoned

The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as our correspondent Kevin Connolly reports.

In this report, a BBC drone provides a unique look at the buildings that have been abandoned as the Dead Sea has retreated and sinkholes have emerged.

This is part of a longer feature on the state of the Dead Sea and what its future holds, which you can read here.

  • 17 Jun 2016