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Oman rain death toll rises to 6
March 17, 2014, 10:08 am

One person goes missing while seven trapped in the wadis rescued nationwide

Two more people were killed and another went missing Sunday in the heavy rain that has been lashing Oman for the past three days, taking the death toll to six.

An Omani and an expatriate were washed away Sunday in their vehicle by a wadi (stream) in Jebel Al Akhdar, an official at the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) told Gulf News.

The bodies were recovered two hours later. Another national has gone missing in Dima wa Tayen province when he tried to cross a wadi on Sunday morning.

Seven people trapped in the wadis were rescued nationwide by the Royal Air Force and police on Sunday.

Four people sustained light to medium injuries following two road accidents due to the rainfall, an official at the ROP told Gulf News.

Also, a wave of dust has lashed the northern parts of Oman leading to poor visibility but no accidents have been reported so far.

Light to moderate rains fell in a number of governorates in the Sultanate on Sunday, which led to the overflow of wadis.

The Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN), forecast partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of occasional rain on Monday.


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