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Floods kill 7 in Saudi Arabia

Rescue services in the north-eastern city of Hafer al-Batin, about 100km southwest of Kuwait, said that 16 people were forced to evacuate their homes

Update : 28 Oct 2019, 10:16 PM

Seven people have been killed and 11 injured in floods after heavy rain lashed north-eastern parts of Saudi Arabia, Al-Ekhbariya state television reported on Monday.

Rescue services in the north-eastern city of Hafer al-Batin, about 100km southwest of Kuwait, said that 16 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

Seven affected by the rain were provided with shelter, it added.

Schools in Hafer al-Batin suspended classes on Monday due to the weather.

In January, 12 people were killed in floods in Saudi Arabia. 

Ten died in the north-western city of Tabuk, one in the Islamic holy city of Medina and another in a northern border area.

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