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Cyclone Mekenu hits Yemeni island, seven missing



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  The Yemeni island of Socotra has been spared from involvement in the conflict, which has since claimed nearly 10,000 lives March 2015

The Yemeni island of Socotra has been spared from involvement in the country's conflict, which has killed nearly 10,000 people since March 2015

Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated after the cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni Island had met from Socotra Wednesday night, causing heavy flooding and damaging houses, officials said.

Four of the missing were crew aboard a boat that sank when the storm hit the island in the Arabian Sea, a Fisheries Ministry official told AFP. 19659008] Another official said that 150 families had been evacuated and transferred to government facilities after rains flooded homes and streets and locked people up in their homes.

Some residents with children were trying to escape through the flooded streets, an AFP correspondent said.

Authorities called on humanitarian organizations and Saudi Arabia-led military coalition to help Houthi rebels in the country Saba state news agency

In neighboring Oman, authorities announced through official news agency that they had "necessary precautions" if the cyclone were to hit the Gulf Sultanate.

Millions of Yemenis Living in Deplorable Conditions The result of a longstanding civil conflict that has triggered a Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Iran-sponsored Houthi rebels since 2015.

But Socotra has been spared from participating in the violence, which has claimed nearly 10,000 lives since March 2015, sparking what the United Nations called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

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