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38 people killed, historic buildings and scores of homes collapse after heavy rains hit Yemen

Heavy rains and floods affecting parts of Yemen over the past 2 days claimed the lives of at least 38 people and completely destroyed at least 10 historic buildings in the capital Sanaa.

According to Houthi officials, at least 80 other buildings in the capital have been heavily damaged and are in need of urgent repairs.1

The worst affected were Sanaa and the provinces of Dhamar and Ibb, where scores of homes collapsed.2

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Abdullah Al-Kabsi, the Houthi administration’s minister of culture, said in a statement that they are collaborating with foreign groups and requesting assistance in coping with the devastation.

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Yemen’s annual rainy season lasts from May to August, but the country has seen heavier-than-usual rains accompanied by thunderstorms this year.

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References:

1 Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital – AP – August 10, 2022

2 Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days – AP – August 11, 2022

Featured image credit: Arab Storms

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