Heavy rain, flooding causes 12 deaths in Saudi Arabia

Source: S O News service | By I.G. Bhatkali | Published on 31st January 2019, 1:25 AM | Gulf News | Don't Miss |

 

JEDDAH: 12 people have died and more than 170 have been injured this week due to flooding from heavy rain in the northwest.

According to Arab News, the main emergency operations took place in Tabuk where 10 people died since heavy rain started on Sunday. Arab News posted video of water engulfing a street in the city of Madina, where one person was died . Another person was killed in the northern border regions, report added.

Heavy downpours of rain have hit several areas of Saudi Arabia this week, mainly in western and northwestern parts of the Kingdom near its border with Jordan.

A number of committees have been set up to assess the damage caused by the bad weather, the agency said.

Saudi Press Agency reports also highlighted where drainage systems at points around the city of Tabuk had been effective, and that further future works would be carried out to improve the city's drainage during heavy rainfall.

 

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