Fatal accidents are very common in the mountainous country
A Yemeni man stands on a rock on February 1, 2012 overlooking a village in Wadi Ahjar, some 50 kms northwest of Sanaa. Fifteen women belonging to the same family died in a road accident on Thursday when their vehicle went over a cliff as they were on their way to a wedding, the Saba state news agency reported. © Mohammed Huwais - AFP
Fatal accidents are very common in the  mountainous country
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Last updated: November 15, 2012

15 women die in Yemeni cliff accident

Fifteen women belonging to the same family died in a road accident on Thursday when their vehicle went over a cliff as they were on their way to a wedding, the Saba state news agency reported.

"Fifteen women in the same family were killed and 16 others were injured, some of them seriously, when their vehicle carrying 30 women fell off a mountain cliff" in the northern province of Hajjah, it said.

The women were heading from one village to another to attend a wedding when their "overloaded vehicle" left the rugged road and tumbled over a high cliff, Saba quoted a local government official as saying.

Because of a poor network of roads, fatal accidents are very common in the impoverished mountainous Arabian Peninsula country.

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