Wedding Party Washed Away by Flood in Yemen

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A wedding in southern Yemen turned tragic when a flood swept through the area and claimed the lives of several involved.

A wedding in southern Yemen turned tragic when a flood swept through the area and claimed the lives of several involved.

The death toll is believed to be 27, and an additional 41 have been declared lost.

They were traveling in three vehicles through an area between Taiz and Ibb provinces.

Most of the passengers were women and children who were accompanying the bride to her new home.

The bride survived the disaster, and rescue teams continue to search for others who will hopefully be as fortunate.

The region the party was traversing when disaster struck has been tormented by monsoons and flash flooding as of late.

Outside of those involved in the wedding caravan, 10 others have died as a result of the flash floods.

Further away, in a district of the Ibb province, 12 more bodies were discovered.

Large numbers of motorists there are also being sought after the rushing waters caused many cars to be swept away.

In addition to the human casualties, many of the country’s crops have been destroyed.

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