Flash floods in the United Arab Emirates have left 4 dead and several injured.
Several people were reported missing on 26 May after at least 3 vehicles were swept away by flash floods in Sharjah Emirate.
The country’s National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC) later found 4 bodies in the of Wadi Al Helo area. Sharjah Police said 8 others survived, some with severe injuries.
In a separate incident on 27 May, a bus was swept away by flood water in a wadi in Dubai Emirate. Local media reported that 20 passengers were rescued by police.
The Ministry of Interior has warned the public against going near wadis (a valley or dry riverbed) during severe weather conditions.
مداخلة سعادة العميد عبدالله مبارك بن عامر نائب القائد العام لشرطة الشارقة فيما يتعلق بعمليات البحث و الإنقاذ عن المفقودين جراء السيول التي جرفتهم في منطقة وادي الحلو بالشارقة#شرطة_الشارقة#خليك_بالبيت #shjpolice#stayhome pic.twitter.com/Vum4jRJvwT
— شرطة الشارقة (@ShjPolice) May 27, 2020
Four dead and 3 injured in Sharjah’s Wadi Al Helo flash floodshttps://t.co/1jS5jg5WUH pic.twitter.com/G2AZZr78Vp
— Gulf Today (@gulftoday) May 27, 2020