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Several killed in Yemen floods #Floods #Yemen

Severe Flood Warning

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.

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Sussex plane crash: Aircraft bursts into flames as emergency services rush to scene #PlaneCrash #Fire #Sussex #UK

Plane Crash Alert

A light aircraft has come down near to the village of Cross in Hand in Heathfield, East Sussex. The plane burst into flames after coming down in open ground as emergency services rush to the scene, with fire crews extinguishing the inferno. The aircraft is thought to have come down on open ground just after 11am.

It is unclear if there are any injuries from the incident at this time.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Emergency services are responding to a light plane that has crashed at Herring Lane, north of Heathfield.

“The aircraft was reported to have come down on open ground at 11.01am on Tuesday August 4.

“There are no further details at present.”

South East Coast Ambulance Service also provided an update on social media at just before 1pm.

They wrote: “Crews are currently on scene, alongside Fire and Police, to a light aircraft crash in Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield.

“We were called at about 11am and sent a number of resources.

“We have no further update at this stage.”

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