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Yemen: Flooding of Marib region kills at least 1702:50

Yemen: Flooding of Marib region kills at least 17

Yemen, Marib
August 7, 2020 at 06:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage shows flooding of the Marib dam on Thursday, brought on by several days of torrential rain. At least 17 people have been killed as flash floods flowed into the surrounding districts.

Officials have reported that thousands have been displaced after the flash floods destroyed their homes. Amongst the victims of the floods are eight children. According to reports their are concerns the flooding could cause the dam to collapse.

Member of the Local Council from the Serwah District Naji bin Ahmed Toaiman said the storm "ravaged people's homes, demolished their tents, and uprooted their homes built from sticks of trees and iron." He said the disaster added to the significant problems the population is facing including "war and displacement."

Yemen: Flooding of Marib region kills at least 1702:50
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Footage shows flooding of the Marib dam on Thursday, brought on by several days of torrential rain. At least 17 people have been killed as flash floods flowed into the surrounding districts.

Officials have reported that thousands have been displaced after the flash floods destroyed their homes. Amongst the victims of the floods are eight children. According to reports their are concerns the flooding could cause the dam to collapse.

Member of the Local Council from the Serwah District Naji bin Ahmed Toaiman said the storm "ravaged people's homes, demolished their tents, and uprooted their homes built from sticks of trees and iron." He said the disaster added to the significant problems the population is facing including "war and displacement."

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