Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dozens dead in Yemen floods

At least 45 have been killed and thousands have been left homeless after devastating floods swept through Yemen. Heavy rain began to fall on Thursday and continued into Friday and Saturday. It is a country which sees very little rain amounting to only a few centimetres per year. The last such disaster occurred in 2006 when 25 people were killed by floods [al Jazeera / CNN].
Floods have also left at least 13 dead in Morocco following torrential rain described as the worst in 20 years [al Jazeera].

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