Several people killed by flooding due to heavy rainfalls in Yemen

Several people killed by flooding due to heavy rainfalls in Yemen

At least 10 people, including children, have been killed and others were injured as a result of heavy rains that caused torrential floods in various provinces of Yemen on Saturday night, local officials said.

According to the officials, three children were killed and a fourth one is in a critical condition, after their house collapsed in the Mathbah neighbourhood of Maeen district due torrential rains, according to a reporter in Sana’a.

A three-story building partially collapsed due to heavy rains in the Mathbah neighborhood, leading to the death of two children and the injury of their father, a local resident explained.

In Dhamar province, floods have killed six people and swept away their car in Bani Assaad area of Jabal al-Sharq district.

“In Dhamar province, a car carrying six people, was swept away by torrential flood, while it was crossing the waterway in the district,” said Nashwan al-Samawi, head of Emergency Operations Committee in the province.

Five bodies were recovered while the search for the sixth is still under way, he added.

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