Yemen flash floods kill 12 in two days

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SANAA, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Flash floods have killed a dozen people in Yemen and have injured at least six others in the poor Arab state, officials said on Sunday.
"Twelve people have died in the last two days due to heavy rains and there have been six injuries," a police official said, adding that 50 farmland animals had also died in the floods.

The country's meteorological office has warned the heavy rains will continue for the next two days.

Yemen, at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, is prone to floods in spring and summer. The worst rains hit Yemen in 1996 and officials at the time estimated damage at $1.2 billion.

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