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The rains cause severe damage to Sanaa and Tuhama, and the militia mobilizes to the front

@ Aden, Newsyemen , private: English

2020-07-30 15:36:32

The collapse of the Al-Thawra Towers Hotel, which consists of four floors in front of Al-Thawra Hospital, near the Bab Al-Yaman area in the capital, Sana'a, revealed the complete absence of the militia's authority.

The collapse left 4 people dead, including a doctor, and 4 others wounded, while the damage to shops and neighboring buildings has not yet been fully quantified.

This and other incidents of house collapses in the "old city" and "al-'Anab" neighborhood, came despite appeals launched early.

The matter did not stop at the old mud houses, but rather the infrastructure, such as bridges and modern installations, as a result of negligence and the absence of supervision and maintenance by the responsible authorities.

During the past two years, many of Sanaa's ancient homes collapsed, but this did not move the Houthi militia loyal to Iran.

Newsyemen had pauses and reports quoting the near-willful neglect of the old city, amid the complete absence of international organizations.

For their part, a group of writers and activists issued a statement, in which they appealed to "UNESCO" and "the United Nations" to save the historic city, as it is a human heritage, and it is also included in the World Heritage List.

According to the reports and news received, all this happens without any documentation of the damage and the houses collapsing, and there are not even operating rooms to deal with the damage of torrents and avoid more victims.

Reports indicate that the city wall is also disappearing and has started to deteriorate in the absence of restoration work over the past ten years.

Activist Doaa El-Wasi, owner of the Bilqis Throne Foundation and an employee of the General Authority for Antiquities, published photos of dilapidated houses, including one that she said was belonging to "Ghaylan's House", and then Al-Kabous bought it 20 years ago in the Sultan's orchard.

 "Today, this house is collapsing due to the heavy rains that have been falling on the capital, Sanaa, for days," she commented.

The astronomer Adnan Al-Shawafi had indicated, on Monday July 27, 2020, that the rains will continue in the coming days, alerting citizens to be cautious, especially in the areas of Tuhama.

He added that the rate of rain increases during the 48 hours until next Wednesday, compared to the previous days.

On the other hand, citizens called on the militia authorities to stop the passage of trucks, equipment and large locomotives over the (altar bridge) after the exposure of its base, which was damaged by negligence and rain.

Observers expect the bridge to collapse at any moment due to the absence of restoration and control activities that prevent the passage of large tankers, as the bridge can no longer bear.

To that, it was reported that the torrents are still surrounding the residents of the "Al-Tuhama" directorate and surrounding the villages of "Al-Muwaqqar" east of the city of Zabid.

 “Mohr Valley" is considered the largest valley in Yemen, and the torrential flows in it are the most intense in terms of its momentum and the level of water began to rise gradually several days ago, until it overflowed the course of the valley.

What is new is that there is an expansion and spread of water that entered homes in villages near the banks of the valley.

The worst disaster, according to citizens, is that the water level is rising, which will lead to more collapse of straw huts and mud houses.