Flooding in Oman: 4 dead, 3 missing

Flooding in Oman: 4 dead, 3 missing
Flooding in Oman: 4 dead, 3 missing

Flash floods after 204 mm of rain in 48 hours in Oman killed 4 people, rescued dozens

At least 4 people were killed, 3 were missing, dozens of people were rescued by rescue services after flash floods in Oman after several days of torrential rains.

The authorities issued a warning about heavy rains and possible flash floods. The Omani Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) has urged people to be careful not to take risks when crossing flooded areas.

In the 48 hours before July 17, 204.4 mm of precipitation fell in the city port of Sur in the southern governorate of Al-Sharqiyah. At least 30 families were evacuated from flooded houses in Sura on 17 July, where power was cut.

Heavy rains and floods have also affected other parts of the country. An evacuation was also carried out in Falaj Al-Kabayil in the northern governorate of Al-Batinah after houses were flooded.

The CDAA reported that on July 17, 2021, two young children died in sporadic flooding in Jalan Bani Bu Hasan in South Al Sharqiyah and Aukad in Salalah in Dhofar governorate. A construction worker was killed the day before in Wadi Lizag in Samail, Ad-Dakhiliyah governorate.

Heavy rain continued yesterday (18 July 2021) and more is expected in the coming days.

The Royal Omani Police (ROP) said one person was killed and three are still missing after flood waters washed away on July 18 in Jalan Bani Bu Ali in southern Al Sharqiyah governorate.

Meanwhile, in Sohar, in the northern governorate of Al-Batinah, 17 people were rescued from flooded houses and 5 people were rescued from stranded vehicles.

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