Torrential floods sweep away cars in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a
Heavy rain causes flooding on the streets of Sana’a, Yemen. August 28th 2020.
“Yesterday, Thursday, the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, witnessed heavy rains, which resulted in a massive flow of torrential torrents, which caused the closure of some of the city’s streets. This comes after warnings from the Meteorological Center of an air depression in some governorates of the Republic.
Activists circulated photos and videos showing the streets of the capital, Sana’a, which turned into a lake after the torrents poured out from Mount Attan Wahda. The torrents also swept away dozens of cars and citizens’ properties, and swept through shops in Al-Tahrir Street, Al-Zubairi, Wahda, Al-Qaa, and a number of neighborhoods and streets of the capital.
Activists on social media also shared a video of a group of citizens in the capital, Sanaa, who rescued a car from its occupants in one of the capital’s tunnels filled with rainwater. Local sources said that citizens saved the car from drowning in the city tour tunnel in the capital, Sana’a, which was filled with torrential water resulting from the torrential rains that fell on Thursday.
The video showed the moments of citizens’ cooperation to save the car after it was stuck inside the tunnel, in a beautiful initiative that shows the spirit of solidarity and cooperation among Yemenis at calamities. According to the video, the citizens tied the car to a large rope and then all pulled the rope until they were able to get the car out to the top of the tunnel, where it was considered impossible”
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