4 killed in flash floods in Yemen's historic Tarim city
03 May 2021
Four people have been killed in flash floods following heavy rains in the historic Yemeni city of Tarim, state media said on Monday.
A picture taken on Monday, the aftermath of flash floods in Tarim. AFP
The city, located in the central province of Hadramawt, is best known for its mud-brick structures and more than 360 mosques including Al Mehdar, which has the tallest minaret in the country.
The state-run Saba news agency reported four dead and an unspecified number of injured as a result of heavy rains on Sunday, and said three residences had collapsed.
A collapsed building is seen following flash flood in Tarim. AFP
AFP footage showed streets of the city flooded and mud-brick buildings damaged, with vehicles and motorcycles buried under debris and mud.
Residents said the victims' bodies were transported to hospital.
A collapsed building is seen following flash floods in Tarim. AFP
"I pulled my children out of the building, and rescue teams came and transported us to a school to take shelter," Saeed Al Mas, whose house was destroyed, said.
Dozens of people are killed every year across Yemen in flash floods.