Lightning Strikes Kill Seven in Yemen’s Hodeidah Province

In the past 24 hours, lightning strikes have tragically claimed the lives of seven individuals in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hodeidah, as confirmed by local health authorities.

The victims, comprising six women and one man, met their untimely fate in the Al-Luhayyah and Az-Zuhrah districts situated in the northern region of the province.

This unfortunate incident is the most recent in a string of similar accidents reported across the country during the ongoing rainy season, as reported by the Xinhua news agency.

Yemen’s National Center of Meteorology issued a warning to citizens in several provinces, including Hodeidah, regarding the heightened risk of thunderstorms, heavy rains, and floods.

In a recent report, the United Nations highlighted the impact of climate change-related natural hazards on the already dire humanitarian situation in this war-torn nation. It emphasized that extreme weather events have further exacerbated Yemen’s vulnerability, causing extensive damage to its already fragile infrastructure and intensifying challenges related to food security and livelihoods.


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