Flooding kills seven, damages homes and farms in Hadhramout

Yemen’s eastern Hadramout governorate witnessed heavy floods on Wednesday, a day after the arrival of a tropical depression.

At least seven people have died, three of whom were washed away in floodwaters in Al-Qatn district of Hadhramout valley. Two others who were washed away have not been found. The other four deaths occurred in a traffic accident on the Bagharib road linking coastal Hadhramout with the valley in the governorate’s north. 

Elsewhere in Al-Qatn, a military helicopter belonging to the First Military Region rescued a person who was trapped in his car.

A number of houses and agricultural areas in Hajr district, in western Hadhramout near the coast, were also damaged on Wednesday as a result of heavy rains. A resident told Almasdar Online that the district is experiencing worse flooding than it did during Cyclone Chapala in 2015.

The floods trapped about 14 people in one area and displaced others, he said.

In Daw’an district, a rockslide caused extensive damage to two houses in the Tansabah area, residents said.


Edited by Casey Coombs



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