At least 17 people, including eight children, have been killed in flash floods and by lightning in Yemen’s northern Marib region, health authorities said.
The violent storms have added to the woes of the war-torn country, which the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Five years of conflict have left much of the impoverished country in ruins.
“Sixteen people drowned and another person was killed after being struck by lightning,” local health authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.
Recent storms have hit other provinces, including the capital Sanaa, Amran, Hodeidah, Taiz, Saada and Hadramout.
Dozens of homes and hundreds of tents for the displaced have been destroyed, according to the authorities.
Courtesy of aljazeera.com