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Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing

SOCOTRA, Yemen: Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. Four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain hit the island in the Arabian Sea, Fisheries Resources Minister Fahad Kafin told AFP. Four people on the boat were rescued while three other people were missing when floods swept away…