Seven extra killed in Oman following tropical storm Shaheen


Seven extra individuals have been killed in Oman as heavy winds and rain swept by the nation after tropical storm Shaheen made landfall, the nationwide emergency committee stated on Monday on its official Twitter account.

4 individuals had been killed on Sunday together with a toddler. 

Newest knowledge confirmed that the storm had subsided, the civil aviation authority stated on Monday, warning that scattered rainfall was nonetheless anticipated.

It urged residents to watch out crossing valleys and keep away from low mendacity areas.

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When its eye crossed land, Shaheen was carrying winds of between 120 and 150 km per hour (75-93 mph), Omani authorities stated. It was throwing up waves of as much as 10 metres (32 ft).

Video footage from Omani broadcasters confirmed autos submerged as individuals tried to make their means by muddy brown floodwater. State TV confirmed individuals in flooded areas being rescued by helicopter.

As much as 500 cm (20 inches) of rain was anticipated in some areas, elevating the danger of flash floods.

Cyclones steadily lose their energy over land and Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm after it cleared the ocean, the meteorology service stated on Twitter.

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