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Rare cyclone batters Yemen, thousands flee homes
November 3, 2015 / 9:22 AM / 2 years ago

Rare cyclone batters Yemen, thousands flee homes

CAIRO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A rare cyclone with hurricane-force winds made landfall on Yemen’s Arabian Sea coast on Tuesday, flooding the country’s fifth-largest city Mukalla and sending thousands of people fleeing for shelter.

Officials and meteorologists say the storm is the most intense in decades in the arid country, whose storm response is hampered by poverty and a raging civil war.

Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari and Noah Browning, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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