Flash-floods wash away farms, homes in Yemen’s Marib

Marib: Torrential flash-foods washed away dozens of farms early Wednesday – and a number of homes – in Yemen’s central-west Marib province, according to local sources.

Heavy rainfall that began Tuesday evening led to a series of flash-floods at dawn Wednesday in Marib’s southeastern Rahba directorate, Adel Al Qardai, a local media activist, told Anadolu Agency by phone.


According to Al Qardai, raging torrents also led to the collapse of Marib’s Great Dam.

“The floods have washed away dozens of farms and wells in the area, as well as a number of homes and residences,” he said.

Many parts of Yemen typically experience heavy rainfall at the outset of summer, especially along the country’s coast.

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