MUSCAT: At the least 11 individuals died after a robust cyclone struck Oman inflicting widespread flooding and landslides, emergency authorities stated on Monday.
Seven of the victims died within the Batinah area, the Nationwide Committee for Emergency Administration stated with out giving particulars. Extra individuals are lacking, it added.
A toddler swept away by flash flooding was amongst 4 deaths on Sunday, additionally together with two Asian males who died when a constructing was hit by a landslip.
Tropical Cyclone Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm after which a tropical despair after making landfall north of the capital Muscat late on Sunday.
On Monday, Oman’s air drive used helicopters to winch stranded survivors to security on the nation’s northern coast. A prisoner was rescued from a rooftop in Suwayq, police stated.
Bushes had been felled and streets had been flooded in lots of areas however Muscat was primarily again to regular and the civil aviation authority stated the “direct results” of Shaheen had been over.
“Throughout earlier cyclones, the sultanate was not affected. Cyclone Shaheen had a direct affect, particularly on Al-Batinah space,” Muscat resident Mohammad al-Alawi instructed AFP.
Throughout the Gulf in Iran, six individuals had been reported lifeless on Sunday whereas the United Arab Emirates, which borders Oman, was additionally placed on alert.