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Record heavy rains in UAE, 1 person dead, flight disruption | Reuters

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Record heavy rains in UAE, 1 person dead, flight disruption | Reuters

On April 16, record-breaking rains hit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), leaving at least one person dead. The photo shows a car driving on a flooded road. Photographed in Dubai (2024 Reuters/Abdel Hadi Ramahi)

[ドバイ 17日 ロイター] – At least one person was killed in record heavy rains in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 16th. Homes have been damaged, and air flights have been disrupted.

According to the National Meteorological Center, eastern Al Ain received 254 mm of rainfall in less than 24 hours on the 16th, the heaviest amount since records began in 1949. This was the heaviest rain since the country was founded in 1971.

Although the rain decreased on the night of the 16th, chaos continued in the country on the 17th, and Emirates Airlines suspended check-in for flights departing from Dubai International Airport until midnight. The flight schedule has been disrupted significantly due to heavy rain.

According to local media, 70 men were killed in a flash flood in the north on the morning of the 16th.

Heavy rains also occurred in neighboring Oman for three consecutive days, resulting in the deaths of 19 people, including children, according to domestic media.

According to UAE media and social media posts, some areas have suffered damage such as collapsed roads and flooded homes. Roads and parking lots were flooded, and some vehicles were completely submerged.

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