Dubai: At least 13 people have been killed and 27 others injured on Sunday in Yemen after being stuck by lightning, local media reported.
Sources were quoted as saying, seven people died and eight others were injured as a result of lightning strikes in various parts of Hajjah province.
Meanwhile, six Yemeni women lost their lives and 19 others were injured when lightning struck during a funeral service in Amran province.
Local authorities in Yemen have reported 77 people were killed, including children, in flooding from mid-July to mid-August which also affected more than 200,000 people.
Heavy rainfall triggered flooding across 16 of the 20 governorates in the country, particularly impacting sites of displaced people, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
“The United Nations and its partners are working to support the worst affected families with shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene services and other critical supplies,” OCHA said.
Early reports from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warn of continued heavy rainfall up to Saturday in many of the already affected areas, with up to 20,000 people estimated to be affected.