Cyclone Shaheen: At least 9 killed in Oman, Iran

At least nine people were killed in Oman and Iran on Sunday as Tropical Cyclone Shaheen pummelled parts of their coastlines, authorities said.

In Oman, two people died in a landslide and a child in flash flooding, officials said.

Rescue teams pulled the bodies of two Asian workers from their home hit by a landslide in the Rusayl industrial area of Muscat province, Oman’s National Committee for Emergency Management said.

The child died and another person was reported missing in flash floods in the capital’s province, it added.

Flights were suspended and schools closed as the storm, with wind speeds up to 139kmph, was due to cross Oman’s north coast in the evening.

In the capital, Muscat, vehicles were tyre-deep in water and streets deserted.


Khaleej Times

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