Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Floods hit Abu Dhabi and Dubai; 7-year-old boy killed in Hatta


Heavy rains lashed parts of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday triggering floods in the capital Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Floods in Hatta swept away a car, claiming life of a 7-year-old boy. His other two brothers managed to escape.

Flights at Abu Dhabi airport were suspended for several hours on Wednesday, Al Arabiya reported.

Hailstorm also lashed the Abu Dhabi. Schools have been closed since Wednesday.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology recorded 294 millimetres of rainfall on Wednesday near Al-Ain.

Apart from that, severe weather in Oman killed three people. Two people died due to flooding rivers in Al-Muthabi and Al-Rustaq. Another person died of lightning strike in Al-Muthaibi.