Flooding kills 18 people in southern Yemen - officials

Aid organisations have warned that the rainy season could exacerbate a cholera epidemic in Yemen

ADEN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - At least 18 people have been killed in southern Yemen in flooding caused by heavy rains, the government-run news agency Saba reported on Wednesday.

Monsoon rains on Tuesday night flooded the al-Maqatra Wadi in Lahij province, south-west of the city of Taiz, sweeping away dozens of cars and vehicles, local officials were cited as saying.

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