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Saturday, August 22, 1998 Published at 20:59 GMT 21:59 UK


World: Middle East

Deaths rise in Yemen floods


The authorities in Yemen say nearly sixty people have been killed by flooding caused by torrential rains.

The floods have also destroyed crops, livestock and homes.

The worst-hit region is Hodeida, two-hundred kilometres west of the capital, Sanaa, where twenty-five people were swept away by floodwaters.Forecasts predict the heavy rains, which began two weeks ago, will continue next week.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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