Lightning strikes kill 7 in Yemen-Xinhua

Lightning strikes kill 7 in Yemen

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-09-16 21:41:00

SANAA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Lightning strikes have killed seven people in Yemen's northwestern province of Hodeidah in the past 24 hours, local health authorities said on Saturday.

The victims are six women and a man in the Al-Luhayyah and Az-Zuhrah districts in the northern part of the province.

This is the latest in a series of similar reported accidents across the country during this rainy season.

Yemen's National Center of Meteorology issued a warning to citizens in several provinces, including Hodeidah, about thunderstorms, heavy rains, and floods.

In a recent report, the United Nations (UN) said that climate change-related natural hazards have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged country, adding that extreme weather events have destroyed Yemen's fragile infrastructures and increased food and livelihood insecurity.