Severe floods caused by seasonal rains killed 13 people in Yemen

Floods caused by seasonal rains have killed at least 13 people, including two children, in Yemen, security officials said.

The deaths were reported in the provinces of Sanaa, Ibb, Shabwah and Hodeidah, where the rains began late last month, officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to inform the media.

Heavy rains also hit Aden, Taiz and Hadramawt provinces, where floods damaged homes and cars, they said. Rescuers were able to rescue some residents trapped in their cars.

Yemen’s National Meteorological Center issued statements in recent days warning Yemenis to stay away from flooded areas in the affected areas and to take necessary precautions. Yemen’s rainy season runs from April through August.

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