Thunder storms claim 24 lives [Archives:2006/984/Local News]

September 25 2006

SANA'A, Sept., 22 ) Recent thunder belts claimed the lives of 24 individuals nationwide, among them were six ladies. The highest percentage was registered in Sa'ada with 6 death cases.

Five individuals met their fate last week, following to thunder storms accompanying rains in some districts of Al-Dhala'e, Hajjah, Sa'ada and Al-Baida governorates. Official sources mentioned that three of dead individuals belong to Juban district, Al-Dhala'e governorate, and the other two belong to Bani Qais district in Hajjah. The same sources indicated that there were no injuries.

Five more cases were registered in Taiz as well as eight injuries. Three death cases were also registered in Raymah and eleven injuries. In Al-Mahweet, a man and three women died and other four were injured.