Rescuers at work Image Credit: Sabq

Riyadh: Rescue teams saved two families, who had been trapped by flash floods in a western Saudi region, media reported on Friday.

Around 20 members of the two families, mostly children, were on a picnic in a valley near the western governorate of Taif on Thursday when their vehicles were hit by torrential rains that also stranded them, online newspaper Sabq reported.

Upon receiving an alert on the incident, the rescuers went to the place and were able to retrieve all members of the two families. They were all reported in good health.

Parts of Taif were lashed by heavy rains on Thursday, prompting the civil defence agency to warn people in the governorate to shun flood-hit valleys and puddles.