Floods kill 10 in war-torn Yemen

Torrential rains hit Yemen’s war-torn capital and surrounding areas on Sunday, causing flooding and a building collapse that killed 10 people, including four children, authorities said.

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The four children were killed in the building collapse while six others died when their car was swept away by floods in a neighborhood near Sanaa, officials said.

Heavy rains cause devastating floods in Yemen every year and the latest torrents have accumulated over the past week.

Traffic in the city, controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi militia fighting the internationally recognized government, is virtually at a standstill.

A three-story building in Sanaa’s historic district collapsed, killing four children inside, a doctor at the city’s Republican Hospital told AFP.

Floods swept away a car on a road in Dhamar governorate, south of Sanaa, killing the driver and five passengers, Nashwan al-Samawi, head of emergency operations in the governorate, told Saba news agency. .

Since 2014, the conflict between the Houthis and government forces has left hundreds of thousands dead in combat or due to disease and malnutrition. There has been a truce since April.

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