Fifty people are dead as a result of violent weather that has raged across Yemen since early this month, KUNA reported Saturday.

The Yemeni Interior Ministry said seven died and scores were injured when heavy rain and floods drenched western Yemen Saturday.

Lightning also killed nine people from the same family in Rimma.

Yemen's severe weather conditions result in casualties every year, despite forecasters' advice to avoid mountainous regions during the rainy season.

Fatalities and injuries caused by lightning strikes are also common due to the state's typography, KUNA noted.