SANAA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Lightning strikes have killed seven people in Yemen's northwestern province of Hodeidah in the past 24 hours, local health authorities said on Saturday.
The victims are six women and a man in the Al-Luhayyah and Az-Zuhrah districts in the northern part of the province.
This is the latest in a series of similar reported accidents across the country during this rainy season.
Yemen's National Center of Meteorology issued a warning to citizens in several provinces, including Hodeidah, about thunderstorms, heavy rains, and floods.
In a recent report, the United Nations (UN) said that climate change-related natural hazards have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged country, adding that extreme weather events have destroyed Yemen's fragile infrastructures and increased food and livelihood insecurity.