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Cyclone Shaheen causes flooding, kills no longer less than 13 in Oman, Iran

Cars are seen in flooded streets after Tropical Storm Shaheen hits Muscat, the capital of Oman, on Sunday. Photo by Hamis Alqasimi/EPA-EFE

Autos are considered in flooded streets after Tropical Storm Shaheen hits Muscat, the capital of Oman, on Sunday. Photo by Hamis Alqasimi/EPA-EFE

Oct. 4 (UPI) — A cyclone continues to batter Oman, inflicting heavy flooding and killing no longer less than 13 folks, along side a young boy.

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen made landfall in Oman on Sunday and has affected Iran, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Seven deaths were announced Monday afternoon by Oman’s National Committee for Emergency Administration, nevertheless additional particulars weren’t given.

It be known that a young boy drowned within the storm, two folks died in a landslide and two bodies were found after going lacking.

Iran verbalize tv stated rescuers found the body of 1 among 5 fishermen who went lacking from a fishing village shut to the Pakistan border.

The storm arrived with sturdy winds reaching 93 mph and waves up to 32 feet excessive, with the storm leaving flooded roadways, landslides and dust storms in its wake.

On the least dozens of folks within the Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran were handled for accidents. Aid agencies are housing extra than 2,700 folks in emergency shelters.

The storm became downgraded to a tropical storm round 8: 30 p.m. local time.

#NCEMA: We’re joyful to expose you that the tropical cyclone Shaheen has mild, and relate the readiness all local teams to mitigate its effects to bag obvious the safety of the group. pic.twitter.com/x4VUfbK9u4— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) October 4, 2021

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