SANA'A, Aug.09 (Saba) - 5 houses were destroyed and more than 40 houses were damaged in old Sana’a district in Sana'a, as a result of the continued heavy rains since last night until today.
The director of Old Sana'a Directorate, Mahdi Arhab, told Yemeni News Agency (Saba), that 5 houses had completely collapsed, and 18 houses had the roofs of some rooms collapsed, while 22 houses suffered from water leakage.
He pointed out that blankets were distributed to a number of leaking houses, provided by the Yemeni Red Crescent through the emergency committee of the secretariat.
He stated that 380 houses were damaged, some of which are in danger of collapsing, in old Sana'a, as a result of rains during the past 2 weeks.
Arhab pointed out that the General Commission for Preservation Historic Cities has been addressed to carry out its responsibilities, as it is concerned with the restoration and maintenance old Sana'a city's houses.
resource : SABA
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