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Flash floods, lightning kill 21 in Yemen

world Updated: Mar 26, 2007 13:43 IST

At least 21 people were killed after flash floods and lightning hit their houses in three Yemeni provinces during the past three days, police sources said on Monday.

The sources said floods triggered by heavy rain left 15 people dead in the eastern province of Hadhramout. In the central province of Ibb, a man, a woman and a child were killed after floods lashed their areas, police said.

Lightning in mountainous areas of the western province Mahweet killed three people.

Floods also destroyed dozens of homes, farms and roads in the three provinces and other southern and eastern provinces, which received heavy rain in recent days.

Floods brought by heavy seasonal rain are common in the impoverished Arab country, where dozens of people are killed every year in incidents caused by rains during spring and summer.