Cyclone kills three

ADEN: A rare tropical cyclone packing hurricane-force winds killed three people and injured scores  on the Yemeni island of Socotra on Monday, residents and officials  said, and then headed for an al Qaeda-controlled town on the mainland.  Amateur pictures and videos on social media, which could not be  immediately verified, showed torrents of water washing through the  streets of the Socotra provincial capital Hadibu. “Three people were  killed, around 100 have been injured,” said a local official, without  describing  causes of death. Mohammed Alarqbi of the Socotra  Environment Office said torrential rains had pounded impoverished  coastal villages. “Around 1,500 families have fled to interior and  to the mountains. There’s no help coming from the outside.”