Through video shared online, we can see how the water scooped up cars and destroyed neighborhoods. The rains have brought the entire city to a standstill with all schools – public, private, and international – being closed due to the stormy weather. Torrential rains – which have caused a number of fatalities – have been recorded across the middle east and south Asia in recent weeks and months.
Flash floods struck the nearby United Arab Emirates as well with some residents forced to abandon their cars as officials issued storm warnings in an attempt to keep the dicey streets safe. The risky floods even prompted condolences from world leaders, with Egypt’s foreign ministry wishing sympathy to the u-a-e, as well as Iran and Pakistan – two countries where lives were also lost to flooding.