Floods sweep southern Yemen, killing 58 and trapping hundreds
Yemen's government says 58 people have been killed by floods sweeping through the south
caused by a massive tropical storm, the Associated Press reported.
Hamid el-Kharashi, a police chief in the remote southern province of Hadramut, says Saturday the death toll could rise since scores of people are still missing and hundreds of families are homeless or trapped by the flood waters.
Damage has been extensive throughout Hadramut - Yemen's largest province - because most homes are made of mud brick. The government has struggled to get relief supplies to those who need it because the floods have washed out many roads.
Flash floods destroyed at least 1,700 houses in the southern provinces of Mouhra and Hadramut alone, according to Yemen's official news agency.