The road from Jeddah to Mecca was closed due to rains, Photo: Video Grab
Riyadh: Torrential rains in Saudi Arabia led to flooding that killed two people while disrupting flights and closing schools.
According to the World News Agency, the heavy rains that started yesterday in the western region of Saudi Arabia are still continuing in some places. Due to the rainfall, the low-lying areas began to resemble ponds.
The rainwater washed away dozens of cars like a flood relay. The highway from Jeddah to Mecca was closed due to the rapid flow of water on the roads, while flights were canceled due to flooding at the airport.
The rains disrupted business and life, and schools were closed. According to the information so far, 2 people died and many others were injured. Dozens of vehicles and several houses were damaged.
Manpower and equipment have been deployed across Makkah, 52 water tanks with a capacity of about 2 liters have been hired to remove water accumulated on the roads.
Apart from this, 146 excavators and 89 multi-purpose trucks are busy dealing with the aftermath of the rain and removing water from roads and streets. The municipality is engaged in rapid relief operations to clear the road from Jeddah to Makkah as soon as possible.
It should be noted that Mecca has a huge rainwater drainage system that reaches about 540 kilometers and covers all the neighborhoods and holy places in the area.