Yemen's Socotra Island hit by rare cyclone, officials say 1 dead and 9 injured

November 1, 2015 2:30 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say a rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone has killed one person and injured nine on the remote Socotra island.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to journalists, say Cyclone Chapala has seriously damaged or destroyed at least 20 homes on the island on Sunday.

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