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Heavy rains trigger deadly floods in Yemen

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15 people have died in Yemen after heavy rains triggered flash flooding, hitting cars and wrecking homes. Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla with five people confirmed dead and several others still unaccounted. Rains flooded a vital road linking the city of Taiz with al-Maqatira district. Aid agencies have only been able to deliver food and medical supplies to Taiz via small side roads after Houthi fighters laid siege to the city of more than 200,000 people. Futhermore Large parts of Yemen are destroyed after a Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries launched a military campaign against Houthi rebels in march 2015.

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