Saudi Civil Defense says 18 killed in flood rains

April 14, 2016 9:21 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense says heavy rains and flooding have left 18 people dead across the country.

A statement Thursday by the rescue force says they have received more than 26,000 calls for assistance in various parts of the country. The force says it has rescued 915 people and helped 858 cars stranded by flooding.

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