At least seven people died in a Sanaa shanty town in the worst flooding to hit the city in over a decade, officials said on Thursday. According to Reuters, eyewitnesses conveyed water streamed down from nearby mountains on Wednesday evening, flooding hundreds of homes.
Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh toured the affected areas of the capital, the defense ministry's online newspaper said.
On Thursday, many streets remained flooded. Rescue operations continued and more than 250 people were evacuated from their homes.
Of the seven people who were killed, some drowned and others died by falling electricity pylons, officials said.