More than 15 dead, 4 missing in 6 days in Oman Weather Alert

Muscat: The search and rescue teams of the Royal Oman Police and the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority, in cooperation with the military and security agencies, continue to search for the four missing persons in the Dhofar Governorate.

Brigadier Mohammed bin Nasser Al Kindi, Director General of Operations at the Royal Oman Police, told Oman News Agency that the search efforts culminated in the recovery of 2 bodies from Al Mughassil beach, while the search for the other 4 continues by the Unified Operations Center that was activated in the Dhofar Governorate Police Command to search for the missing in Al Mughassil and Raysut using the Diving equipment and advanced research tools, in addition to the Royal Air Force of Oman and drones in places that are difficult to reach due to the rugged terrain.

He added that the various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman witnessed, during the period (7-12) this July, heavy rain, during which the search and rescue teams of the Royal Oman Police and the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority, in cooperation with citizens, were able to save more than (40) people, while these weather effects led 16 people died and 4 are still missing.

He pointed out that most of these accidents occurred after the end of the direct effects of rain, including 2 deaths due to vehicle drifting, and 11 deaths due to drowning, including 6 children, in addition to the accident of the fall of an Asian family of (5) people in Al-Mughsil Beach after they crossed the protection fence. Another migrant fell on Raysut Beach in Dhofar Governorate, and a citizen fell from a mountainous height in the Wilayat of Al Hamra in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate.

The Director General of Operations at the Royal Oman Police called on citizens, residents and visitors to adhere to safety instructions and procedures, stressing the importance of avoiding dangerous sites and steep and slipping mountain heights, not swimming in beaches that witness high waves, and paying attention to children while in tourist places and near water gatherings.

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