Oman rains: Death toll from flash floods rises to 13

Muscat: The body of the person who went missing in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate due to the heavy rains that swept the governorate has been found by the Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) on Monday.

In a statement CDAA said :” As part of the efforts of the search teams of the Civil Defence and Ambulance Department in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, and with the support of other parties and citizens, a missing person was found dead. Search efforts are still ongoing for three other people, including a child.” The number of deaths as a result of the heavy rains that the North Al Sharqiyah Governorate witnessed which led to the flooding of many valleys, rose to 13.

On Sunday; The search and rescue sector of the National Committee for Emergency Management (NCEM) announced today that 12 people lost their lives when their vehicles got swept away in gushing wadi waters.

The dead included 11 citizens (2 adults and 9 pupils) and 1 expatriate in Samad A’Shan. Search is still going on for the other 5 missing citizens in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi, Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah.


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