Death toll from Cyclone Shaheen soars 13
Published: 03:35 PM, 5 October 2021
The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen has climbed to 13 in Oman and Iran. Besides, the two countries’ power outages, roads and other infrastructures have also been damaged.
Cyclone Shaheen hit the northern coast of Oman on Sunday. The cyclone weakened on Monday as it moved southwest. Later, alerts have been issued in areas adjacent to the UAE-Oman border.
There was a downpour of 369 mm in the city of Al Khaburah, northwest of the capital, Muscat and 200mm rainfall occured at Muscat. A 10-meter high wave was also formed along the coast of the country, reported the state news agency of Oman.
More than 5,000 people have also been evacuated to 80 shelters set up in the affected provinces.
The BBC, citing Oman’s authorities, reports that large areas of the country’s coastal region had been submerged by the rains.
Seven people were killed in the northern province of Al Batinah on Monday. Earlier, four people were killed in the country during a cyclone on Sunday.
According to Iranian media, the bodies of two fishermen have been found in the coastal area. Three more fishermen are also missing near the Pakistan border on the coast of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.