29 July 2022

A total of seven people of Asian descent were confirmed dead Friday after heavy rains caused massive flooding across the Northern and Eastern Emirates of the country, a top official with the UAE Ministry of Interior said.

“We regret to inform you that six people of Asian nationalities have been found dead due to the floods in the Emirates,” said Brigadier General Dr Ali Salem Al Tunaiji, director-general of the Ministry of Interior Federal Central Operations.

“The Ministry of Interior offered its condolences to the families of the victims.”

An update from the ministry followed shortly, saying that a seventh Asian person had been found dead after an extensive search mission.

he UAE witnessed two days of adverse weather conditions, including record-breaking rainfall. In the Northern and Eastern emirates of the country, incessant rains wreaked havoc on infrastructure, leaving residents stranded.

Fujairah has been one of the most impacted after receiving the highest rainfall the country has seen in 27 years.

Al Tunaiji also said efforts are ongoing to restore everyday life in some of the worst flood-affected areas in Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Fujairah. “Field units are still carrying out evacuations in some of these areas. There are also some shelters for some individuals whose homes have been exposed to floods,” said the official.

Source Khaleej

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