At least nine people have died as a result of Tropical Cyclone Shaheen, which ripped into Oman and Iran with ’10m waves.’
At least nine people have died as a result of a tropical cyclone that ripped over areas of Iran and Oman.
When the storm, dubbed Shaheen, hit Oman on Sunday, it brought severe winds of 120 to 150 km/h, forcing hundreds of people to flee (75-93 mph).
Thousands of people in Oman’s coastal towns have been forced to flee as the city, Muscat, has been flooded.
Waves of up to 10 meters were generated by the category 1 cyclone (32 feet).
Three individuals, including a child, perished as a result of the flooding even before they arrived in Oman.
According to the Times of Oman, a youngster drowned in the floodwaters brought in by Shaheen.
Two workers in Muscat, Oman’s capital, were murdered after a hill collapsed on their dwelling area, according to the national news agency.
Several others were trapped in the rubble as a result of the fall.
According to local authorities in Iran, six persons were killed in a port in the south-eastern region of Sistan-Baluchestan.
The national emergency committee in al-Qurm, just east of the capital, has announced that the electricity supply will be disconnected to prevent accidents.
Over 2,700 people have been placed in temporary shelters.
Thousands of people have been urged to flee the country’s coastal areas, and flights into and out of the capital have been halted.
Residents in the United Arab Emirates’ Al-Ain, which borders Oman, have been told to work from home on Monday.
People have been told not to leave their houses unless absolutely necessary.
According to a local meteorology service, Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm as it reached land.
When cyclones stop moving over water, they gradually lose their strength.