27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen
At least 27 people died and more than 41 are missing after a wedding party was swept away while they were driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials say.
The victims, mostly women and children, were in three vehicles accompanying the bride to her new home across Wadi Nakhla, a valley between Taiz and Ibb provinces on Saturday, the officials from Shara\’ab district said.
The bride survived the incident, Reuters reports.
State media declared that eight people had been rescued.
On October 23, 2008, floods left 65 dead and forced more than 20,000 others to flee their homes in the country.
Yemen, at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is prone to flooding during the Monsoon season.
Source: Reuters and Agencies