Cyclone Nisarga brings torrential rains leaving 13 dead in Yemen

Heavy rain pounds Sanaa, Yemen. (File photo: Reuters)

Torrential rains brought by Cyclone Nisarga have left 13 people dead, dozens injured and washed away numerous homes in eastern Yemen, a government official said on Wednesday.

The official said that five children were among the provisional death toll in the Hadramout province, which has been lashed by downpours over the past three days.

The official, who requested anonymity, added that dozens of houses were also destroyed in the rains, particularly near valleys.

The cyclone formed in the Arabian Sea and reached India’s west coast on Wednesday, killing two people in the western state of Maharashtra.

Motorists ride a motorbike on a road near the Marine Drive under heavy rain in Mumbai on June 3, 2020, as cyclone Nisarga barrels towards India’s western coast. (AFP)

Motorists ride a motorbike on a road near the Marine Drive under heavy rain in Mumbai on June 3, 2020, as cyclone Nisarga barrels towards India’s western coast. (AFP)

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra, and the cyclone was the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital in more than 70 years.

Read more: India’s Mumbai braces for first cyclone in over a century

Wracked by five years of war which has killed tens of thousands of people, Yemen is considered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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Last Update: Thursday, 04 June 2020 KSA 05:43 - GMT 02:43
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