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.
باشر مدني #المدينة_المنورة 60 بلاغاً منها 9 بلاغات التماسات كهربائية و 51 بلاغ احتجازات نتيجة الحالة المطرية التي شهدتها المنطقة، تم إنقاذ 41 شخصاً، ووفاة شخص من الجنسية السودانية نسأل الله له الرحمة نتيجة سقوطة في سيل وادي الصفراء،كما تم إيواء 5 أسر بعد أن تضررت منازلهم. pic.twitter.com/jUux0vKKr9— الدفاع المدني السعودي (@SaudiDCD) January 28, 2019
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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