Yemen floods kill at least 14, injure over 20

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SANAA, April 4 (Reuters) - Floods caused by torrential rains in Yemen have killed at least 14 people and injured over 20 others over the last two days, government officials said on Tuesday.

The fatalities include three young brothers who were killed when floods swept a huge rock over their house in Dhamar governorate, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the capital Sanaa, the officials told Reuters.

Floods destroyed dozens of houses, agricultural land and livestock in other provinces in Yemen, which is witnessing seasonal heavy rains.

Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The rugged country is prone to floods during the spring and summer.

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