At least 15 people have died in parts of central and southern Yemen after heavy summer rains triggered flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars and wrecking homes in the crisis-hit country, according to local officials and residents.
Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla, some 6km from the central city of Ibb, with at least five people confirmed dead and several others still unaccounted for, Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday, citing reports by local residents.
Hours earlier, monsoon rains flooded a vital road linking Yemen's third largest city of Taiz with al-Maqatira district, killing at least 10 people, said the government-run news agency Saba, quoting an unnamed official. Another eight people were missing and feared dead. 
Aid agencies such as the Red Cross and the World Health Organization have only been able to deliver food and medical supplies to Taiz via small, side roads after Houthi fighters laid siege to the city of more than 200,000 people.

"We haven't seen rainfall like this in 20 years," Ali al-Kubati, a resident of al-Maqatira, told Anadolu news agency,Trucks and cars have been swept away by the floodwaters and several people have lost their lives," he said.