Thursday, 15 July 2010

Heavy rains kill more than 20 people in Yemen

By Nasser Arrabyee/15/07/2010

More than 20 people were killed and tens others were injured by heavy rains which fell on many provinces in Yemeni over the last two days, officials said Thursday.
Six people were killed and 8 others were injured in the province of Dhammar, 200 km south west of the capital Sana’a.

The secretary general of the local council of Wesab Safel district in Dhammar, Abdu Saad Al Faqee said that five people were killed and four others injured when a health centre collapsed on the people inside due to heavy rains. An old woman was killed and four others were injured when their car was swept away in the same district, said Al Faqee.

Seven people were killed including two women and three children when their car was swept away in Al Mashana area in the city of Ibb, said the director of Jebal district in the province of Ibb, Ali Yahya Jaghman.

Two men were killed in the city of Sana’a , the capital of Yemen, according the interior ministry statement .

Furthermore, seven people were killed and 41 others were injured in various traffic accidents because of the heavy rains which have been falling in Yemen for three days, according to official traffic statistics.

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