YEMEN Press Agency

Civil defense rescues two children from drowning in Sanaa

SANAA, Jul. 22 (YPA) – The civil defense team on Thursday, in cooperation with Public Health Bureau and local residents rescued two children from drowning in dams in Sanaa province.

Dr. Khalid al-Montaser, director of the provincial health office, told Saba news agency that a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were rescued from a drowning in the Shahk Dam in Khawlan district and Rejam dam in Bani Hashish directorate in Sanaa.

He said the children were in good health after the medical team took medical action and immediately transferred them to the hospital.

Al-Montaser pointed out that the two children are from families coming to visit the dams in Sanaa governorate to spend Eid al-Adha vacation.

He praised the efforts of field teams stationed in tourist sites under the supervision of the provincial leadership to provide protection to visitors.

Dr. Al-Montaser called on citizens to exercise caution and abide by instructions  and not to swim in dams and waterfalls in order to preserve their lives and the safety of children from drowning in dam waters.

Earlier in the day, the Civil Defense Authority renewed its warning for all citizens to not be in the streams and corridors of torrential rain during the rain or where it is expected to rain in the capital Sanaa and rest of Yemeni provinces.

In a statement, the authority called on vehicle’s drivers to be careful of “mudslides and rockslides” during and after the rain.