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Chapala triggers heavy flooding in Yemen

Pro-MASS News Bureau: Nov 4, 2015

A rare tropical cyclone has slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing damage in a region of the war racked country. Packing winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour, Cyclone Chapala made landfall in the southeastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa.

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Minister of Fisheries Fahd Kafain told yesterday that the damage is enormous, part of a commission set up to deal with the cyclone that brewed in the Arabian Sea. The storm earlier wreaked havoc on the island of Socotra, located 350 kilometers off the Yemeni mainland. Three people were killed, more than 200 injured and dozens of houses and hamlets severely damaged or washed away.

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