Yemen: flooding kills 4 in historical area of Hadramawt

Four people were killed and more than 84 families made homeless by flooding in Tarim, south-east Yemen.
A government official in Hadramawt province said that torrential rain hit the district at 5pm on Sunday.
It caused “severe flooding, particularly in the areas of Eideed, Al Khalif and Damoon”, the official said.
“Four people died, three of them from one family who were buried under the rubble of their house in Eideed.”
The floods destroyed many old houses and trapped dozens of families inside their homes, Tarim resident Amjad Subeih said.
Many people suffered injuries, while homeless families took shelter in mosques and public schools, he said.
It was not clear whether any of Tarim’s historic buildings damaged, officials said.
Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding in several parts of Yemen for more than two weeks.
Besides Hadramawt, deaths and damage to property were reported in Sanaa, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces.
Yemen’s Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority issued several warnings for people to stay vigilant.