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7 more killed in Oman after Tropical Storm Shaheen

Workers repair damage caused by Cyclone Shaheen in Al Musana, Al Batina area, Oman on October 4, 2021 (Handout via Oman News Agency/Reuters)

DUBAI – Seven more people died in Oman as heavy winds and rain hit the country after Tropical Storm Shaheen made landfall, the National Emergency Committee said on its official Twitter account on Monday.

Four people, including a child, were killed on Sunday.

The latest data showed the storm had subsided, with the Civil Aviation Authority warning on Monday that sporadic rainfall was still expected.

It urged citizens to be careful while crossing the valleys and avoid low-lying areas.

Omani officials said that when the storm made landfall, Shaheen was gusts of 75-93 mph. It was throwing waves up to 32 feet.

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Cyclone Shaheen in Al Musana
Cyclone Shaheen in Al Musana
Oman military officers repair damage caused by Cyclone Shaheen on October 4, 2021 in Al Musana, Oman. (Handout via Oman News Agency/Reuters)

Video footage from Omani broadcasters showed vehicles submerged in water as people tried to make their way into the muddy brown flood waters. State TV showed people rescued by helicopters in flooded areas. People walked on waterlogged roads, while a tractor drove through the mud.

Up to 20 inches of rain is expected in some areas, increasing the risk of flash floods.

The Meteorological Service said on Twitter that cyclones continued to lose their power over land and Shaheen had been converted into a tropical storm.

by Lillian Vagdie

Reuters

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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