Seven die in Mecca rains
Torrential rains around the holy Saudi Muslim city of Mecca left seven people dead and 48 injured, the Saudi press reported on Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera said the death toll from heavy flooding Monday included an 11-year-old boy while one person was still missing.
"The floods trapped students and employees and traffic came to a standstill in the Al-Zaher and Nuaraya neighborhoods ... and all over the city," said the paper.
In the meantime, Mecca's ruler Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz was quoted by Al-Watan as saying "one person was killed when he was trapped in the flooding in one of Mecca's villages." (Albawaba.com)
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