Tuesday, 3 November 2015

War-torn Yemen rare cyclone batters

A rare tropical cyclone has made landfall on Yemen's southern coast, flooding the port city of Mukalla.
Thousands fled as the storm, named Chapala, brought hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and huge waves to the area. There were no reports of casualties.
Mukalla is controlled by militants from al-Qaeda and residents warned it was ill-equipped to deal with a disaster.
On Sunday, the cyclone battered the remote Yemeni island of Socotra, killing at least one person.
Chapala is believed to be the most powerful storm Yemen has seen in decades.
It comes as the country experiences a humanitarian crisis as a result of a war between forces loyal to the government and the Houthi rebel movement.