Saudi Arabia heavy rains hit three killed RIYADH: a minimum of 3 individuals died and flights were delayed throughout serious rain that fell on Asian country on Tuesday, officers aforementioned because the desert nation braced for a cool snap.
Two individuals within the Red Sea town of Jiddah were electrocuted, associate degreed an 11-year-old boy submerged in Yanbu additional north, the civil defence agency aforementioned.
Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International landing field aforementioned eight domestic flights were delayed “due to the rainy climate in Jeddah”.
One flight was pleased to Medina, it another during a statement, while not giving a lot of details.
“Air traffic is currently back to traditional,” the landing field aforementioned.
Some streets in Jiddah, the kingdom’s second-largest town, were flooded.
A picture announce by the civil defence agency showed water over the wheels of cars in one Jiddah location, however elsewhere it coated solely the feet of firefighters.
The government urged Jiddah residents to remain home, and reportedly gave kids there daily off faculty on Tuesday.
“The next few hours can see a lot of moderate rains in Jiddah and its northern areas,” aforementioned Hussein al-Qahtani, a weather department interpreter.
Even heavier rains fell within the northwestern town of urban center, close to Jordan, wherever forty six millimetres were recorded since weekday, Qahtani aforementioned.
Following cool winds, moderate to serious rains would on Wednesday move east to the national capital region and alternative areas, he told Al-Ekhbaria newscast channel.
Floods killed 123 individuals in Jiddah in 2009, and concerning ten individuals 2 years later.