Jeddah flood toll rises to eleven

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The death toll in Jeddah has risen to 11 after floods washed over the port city in recent days, Arab News reported.

At least 11 people have died with 100 injured, the Civil Defense announced on Friday (January 28th). Rescue choppers continued to search for survivors in flooded sections of the city, with police units dispatched to areas where the power was cut to prevent looting, said Jeddah police spokesman Misfer al-Juaid.

Flooding in November 2009 in Jeddah led to the deaths of 123 people.

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    عادل العون

    2011-1-29

    O God the merciful, please forgive them, have mercy on them and cleanse them from their sins with water and ice, the way a white garment is cleansed. Amen.