Seven extra killed in Oman following tropical storm Shaheen

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DUBAI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Seven extra individuals have been killed in Oman as heavy winds and rain swept via the nation after tropical storm Shaheen made landfall, the nationwide emergency committee mentioned on Monday on its official Twitter account.

Four individuals had been killed on Sunday together with a baby. learn extra

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

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

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

Video footage from Omani broadcasters confirmed autos submerged as individuals tried to make their means via muddy brown floodwater.

Up to 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 mentioned on Twitter.

Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Writing by Nadine Awadalla and Michael Georgy; Editing by Toby Chopra and Giles Elgood

Strong waves hit the shore as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 2, 2021. Picture taken October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hassani

A car is partially submerged on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 3, 2021. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hassani

Flooded streets are seen as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 3, 2021. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hassani