Heavy rain swept Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain on Wednesday morning, much to the surprise of morning commuters. The rain brought the temperature down by a few notches in the emirate of Sharjah. Some schools in Dubai called it off on Wednesday owing to heavy downpour.
Densely populated regions on the banks of two main rivers in the state, which are overflowing because of incessant rainfall in the last 24-48 hours, are among the worst hit.
The National Meteorological Centre said that the tropical Cyclone Kyarr, which was moving inwards from the Arabian Sea to the land.
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele declared a 15-day state of emergency to cope with the effects of the storm, which he estimated to have caused $200 million in damage, but which weakened later in the day as it moved into Guatemala.
Five youths, aged 18-22 years, drowned in the popular Kal Mandavi waterfalls near the Jawhar town in Palghar, Maharashtra, India, on Friday evening, officials said.
The toll from the heavy rainstorm in Mianning county included two people who died when several vehicles plunged into a river after flooding damaged a highway.
At least another five people have been injured in Thursday's accident, said Khin Maung Win, chairman of Thingaha rescue group working at the site now.
The dead included 13 people who were working on farms in Gopalganj district, 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Patna, the Bihar state capital, said official Upendra Pal. The injured were receiving hospital treatment, he said.
Floods caused by heavy rains that began this week hit 200 villages, damaging 5,000 homes and forcing the evacuation of 800 people.