In pictures: deadly floods hit historic Yemen’s capital

0
87


Image copyright
EPA

More than 130 people have been killed in heavy rains in Yemen since mid-July, according to authorities in the rebel capital Sana’a.

Dozens of others were also injured.

The floods caused extensive damage to historic sites in the Old City of Sana’a, a Unesco World Heritage site.

The city is home to hundreds of distinctive brown and white houses, which date from before the 11th century.

They have long been threatened by the decay and violence of war.

Yemeni man with yellow umbrella stands in front of collapsed building in Sanaa

Image copyright
EPA

A man walks through the ruins of a damaged building in Sanaa

Image copyright
Reuters

One resident, Muhammad Ali al-Talhi, told Reuters news agency that he and his family were homeless after the old building they lived in was destroyed on Friday.

“Everything we had is buried,” he said.

Workers demolish rain-damaged building in Sana'a

Image copyright
Reuters

Yemeni boys take advantage of the rainwater in a flooded street following heavy rains in the old quarter of Sanaa

Image copyright
EPA

Legend

Water brought joy to these boys in the old city of Sanaa


Workers demolish a rain-damaged building at the Unesco World Heritage site of Sana'a Old City

Image copyright
Reuters

More than five years of conflict in Yemen has led to what the UN describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

  • Crisis in Yemen: Why is there a war?
  • Humanitarian crisis in Yemen nearing breaking point

Millions of people depend on food aid, and the coronavirus is believed to be spreading – largely unreported – across the country.

All photos are subject to copyright.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here