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Seven more killed in Oman following tropical storm Shaheen

In this photo released by the Oman News Agency, Oman Air Force personnel fly over the Al Khaburah district to assess damage from Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (AP)
In this photo released by the Oman News Agency, Oman Air Force personnel fly over the Al Khaburah district to assess damage from Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (AP)
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04 Oct 2021 01:10:58 GMT9
04 Oct 2021 01:10:58 GMT9

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  • After exiting Oman, Shaheen, which has been downgraded from a cyclone to tropical storm, will make landfall in the UAE on Monday

DUBAI: Seven more people were killed in Oman as heavy winds and rain swept through the country after tropical storm Shaheen made landfall, the national emergency committee said on Monday on its official Twitter account. On Sunday, four people had been killed in Oman and another six also died in Iran due to the storm.  

Oman authorities said Monday that have rescued eight people trapped because of tropical storm Shaheen, according to the Oman News Agency (ONA).

After exiting Oman, Shaheen, which has been downgraded from a cyclone to tropical storm, will make landfall in the UAE on Monday.

The Al-Ain region is on high alert, closing down schools as coastal areas brace for heavy rain and rough winds.

At its peak, Shaheen brought winds of speeds of up to 120 km/h along with 12m high waves.

It entered the Arabian Gulf over the weekend, hitting northern Oman and south-eastern Iran on Sunday morning.

 

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