Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead.
The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September.
"Nine people have died from drowning after the severe floodings destroyed several houses and inundated others in Milhan district," the authorities said in a bulletin issued August 7. Unfortunately, the number of casualties rose to 12 on August 8.
According to local media reports, health authorities and residents are in fear of cholera spreading in the rainy season as the ongoing civil war has damaged many health facilities and disabled much of the infrastructure for clean water and sanitation.
#المحويت— شمشون (@shiaal97) August 7, 2019
لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
بسبب الأمطار الغزيرة في عزلة بني وهب قرية السرو مديرية ملحان محافظة المحويت و بسبب كثافة الأمطار إنهيار منزل محمد عبدة الغيل وفقدان كافة الأسرة
موقع المنزل الذي جرفته السيول ... موضح بالصور pic.twitter.com/Q2pmOTyjiM
#اليمن | السيول الناتجة عن الأمطار الغزيرة جرفت منزل أحد السكان في #المحويت... الأهالي وجدوا ثلاث جثث على بعد ثلاثة كيلومترات من موقع المنزل"، ولا يزال البحث جارياً عن بقية أفراد العائلة— سُمية #اليمن (@Sumaihsamir) August 8, 2019
الله يرحمهم.. انا لله وانا إليه راجعون
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