Heavy rain, flooding causes 12 deaths in Saudi Arabia

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12 people have died and more than 170 have been injured in Saudi Arabia this week due to flooding from heavy rain in the northwest.

The Civil Defense said Thursday that 10 people died in the area of Tabuk, one in Medina and another in the Northern Borders region. It did not say what caused the deaths.

Civil Defense forces say they rescued 271 people over the past four days, most of them in the al-Jawf region that borders Jordan. Several were also rescued in Mecca, Tabuk, and the Northern Borders region.

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