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At least 36 dead, 18 injured in past week as heavy rains flood parts of Yemen - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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SAN`A, Yemen (AP) – Heavy rains triggered floods that killed at least 36 people and injured 18 others in Yemen in the past week, local officials said Friday.

The officials said the floods inundated several areas across the country, disrupting telephone and electricity networks, destroying houses, cutting off roads and washing away cars, crops and cattle.

Some 115 families have been displaced and 150 homes destroyed, officials said.

Yemen’s rainy season begins on March 21 and causes casualties every year. A report issued by the Interior Ministry said 500 people were killed during last year’s rainy season.

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