Fear of epidemic looms over Jeddah as flood-related bodies are still unburied
The health situation is compounded by Islamic tradition, which calls for quick burial after death.
A huge rainstorm flooded Saudi Arabia’s second largest city on 25 November, sowing death and destruction. More than 100 people perished drowned in their cars or dragged by the waters, which reached a height of 12 metres. Many roads were destroyed, and power is still out in some areas of the city.
Many residents accuse local authorities for the lack of proper sewers and drainage system.