Twelve killed by floods, lightning in Yemen
At least 12 people were killed in Yemen in floods and lightning brought on by torrential rains.Updated: Apr 05, 2006 08:43 IST
At least 12 people were killed in Yemen in floods and lightning brought on by torrential rains, witnesses and official sources said.
Flooding killed three people Monday in Dhamar, 70 kilometres south of Sanaa, witnesses said on Tuesday.
Three more people, including two young girls, died in the province of Hodeida, some 270 kilometres west of the capital.
Another six people were struck dead by lightning on Monday in Manakhah, which lies midway between Hodeida and Sanaa, and in the southwest of the country, the official Saba news agency reported.
At least five people were killed by floods that swept through Dhamar at the start of Yemen's rainy season in February.
First Published: Apr 05, 2006 08:43 IST