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20 houses were damaged, 25 cars were bulldozed ... 5 children were killed and injured in torrential rains Sanaa

@ Sanaa, Newsyemen, Exclusive: English

2020-08-09 09:59:56

4 houses collapsed, on Friday and Thursday, in the capital, Sanaa, which is witnessing torrential rains for the second week in a row, amid warnings of the International Committee of the Red Cross that the lives of many people are threatened by the floods in Yemen.

The Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen - announced the death of 3 children, on Thursday, in the drowning of the Al-Sadd lane (Naqum area), Azal district, which was attacked by torrential rains late on Thursday night and Friday morning, August 7.

Local sources and eyewitnesses reported to (Newsyemen), that a Yemeni woman and her two children were moderately injured on Thursday night, when the roof of their house collapsed on their heads in the Madbah area (west of Sanaa) due to the heavy rain and the roof of the house was not restored due to the disruption of employee salaries and the decline in the family income.

While the local council in Sana’a announced that more than 20 houses were damaged and more than 25 cars were bulldozed due to the rains on Thursday and Friday in Sana’a .. Residents in Sana’a confirmed to (Newsyemen), that the rain damage is much more than that during the past two days, noting that several houses have partially and completely fallen in the districts (Azal, Shoub, Old Sana'a, Ma'in, Al-Wahda, and Al-Tahrir).

Seven cities and historical Yemeni sites, including the old city of Sana'a, are facing the risk of partial or complete collapse of a number of its monuments and archaeological sites, due to deliberate negligence and stopping of periodic restoration and maintenance projects, and the heavy rains that most governorates of the Republic have witnessed since mid-July.

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the lives of many people are threatened by the floods in Yemen.

The office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Yemen, said in a tweet on its Twitter account: "People and livestock have drowned, and homes, roads, bridges and dams have been destroyed due to the torrents in Yemen" in recent days, and he added: "Until now, many lives are still threatened, it is a disaster. "