Yemeni police say 90 dead in floods; WFP says 20,000 people displaced
A Yemeni police official says 90 people have been killed so far in massive flooding in the south of Yemen caused by a tropical storm four days earlier, while the U.N.'s World Food Program says 20,000 people have been displaced by the floods, the Associated Press reported.
The WFP says it has been difficult to get relief to the remote region because most roads have been destroyed by the floods set off by the tropical storm that smashed Thursday into the remote Hadramut province.
The damage was extensive because most homes in the area are made of mud brick.
The police official who gave the latest toll was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. He says that 24 farms and 58 wells have also been destroyed.