UAE Floods: 7 killed in northern, eastern UAE due to two days of heavy rains

Around seven individuals were killed because of the flash floods in the northern and eastern UAE triggered by two days of heavy rainfall.

Around seven individuals were killed because of the flash floods in the northern and eastern UAE triggered by two days of heavy rainfall.

As per the sources, the death toll reached seven because of the floods on Friday, July 29, in the United Arab Emirates.

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The UAE Interior Ministry has given their sincere condolences to the families of the one who lost their lives and are of different Asian nationalities, stated the Director General of the Ministry’s federal operations, Al Salem Al Tunaiji, in a tweet on Friday.

Al Tunaiji further added that 80% of those who were evacuated had been sent back to their homes, highlighting the rescue operations are still continuing in the affected three cities of the United Arab Emirates.

Heavy rain showers have lashed northern and eastern UAE for two successive days since Wednesday, July 27, resulting in floods in many regions, including the Emirates of Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Sharjah, where 879 people have already been rescued, said the Ministry on Thursday evening.

The Ministry of Community Development has allocated nearly 827 hotel rooms to house 1,885 people from the three Emirates.

As per the UAE National Centre of Meteorology, Fujairah has reported the maximum rainfall this month in the last 27 years.

Rescue teams had helped to save several people in different flood-impacted regions in Sharjah and Fujairah since Tuesday night, when rescue operations were first initiated.

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Armed forces, police, military, marine as well as land rescue departments, along with civil defence and ambulance services from around the UAE, have been working day and night to help those left abandoned after the heaviest rainfall recorded in the country in 30 years.

Officials stated on Thursday, July 29, that around 870 people had been saved from flooded areas, and about 3,897 others whose homes were severely impacted had been put in temporary shelters.

Tariq Saeed

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