* At least 24 dead in heavy rains and flash
* 5 days of rain leave villagers stranded,
SANAA, July 16 (Reuters) - Fierce rains
and floods have killed 24 people in northwest Yemen and southwest Saudi
Arabia and cut off several villages, local media and government officials
said on Friday.
Heavy downpours in Yemen's Wasab Safil
district forced a dam to burst, the Interior Ministry said, citing witnesses,
killing nine people.
Scattered floods throughout Yemen's northwest
region brought rocks tumbling down from hillltops onto buildings. Several