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A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP

In pictures: Cyclone Shaheen wreaks havoc in Oman, claiming 13 lives

India's Meteorological Department says winds from Shaheen now gust up to 90 kph (55 mph) and will continue to weaken.
Updated 04 Oct, 2021 06:06pm

The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rose to 13 on Monday, while a number of fishermen from Iran remained missing as the storm moved further inland into Oman and weakened.

Authorities in Oman said they found the body of a man who disappeared when floodwaters swept him away from his vehicle. On Sunday, as the storm made landfall, they said a child similarly drowned and two foreigners from Asia died in a landslide. The country's National Committee for Emergency Management announced on Monday afternoon seven additional deaths from the storm, without elaborating.

India's Meteorological Department, the top forecasters for cyclones that sweep across the Indian Ocean, said winds from Shaheen now gust up to 90 kph (55 mph) and would continue to weaken. Shaheen made landfall with winds reaching up to 150 kph (93 mph).

Omani state television broadcast images of flooded roadways and valleys as the storm churned deeper into the sultanate, its outer edges reaching the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.

Oman Air Force personnel fly over the Al Khaburah district to assess damage from Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct 4. — Oman News Agency via AP
Oman Air Force personnel fly over the Al Khaburah district to assess damage from Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct 4. — Oman News Agency via AP

A vehicle is seen crushed by a tree amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3. — AFP
A vehicle is seen crushed by a tree amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3. — AFP

A general view shows a flooded street amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3. — AFP
A general view shows a flooded street amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3. — AFP

Strong waves hit the shore as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 2. — Reuters
Strong waves hit the shore as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 2. — Reuters

Parking of Al Qurum Complex is flooded as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Oman News Agency/Handout via Reuters
Parking of Al Qurum Complex is flooded as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Oman News Agency/Handout via Reuters

A man wades through a flooded street amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3, 2021. — AFP
A man wades through a flooded street amid Cyclone Shaheen in Oman's capital Muscat on October 3, 2021. — AFP

A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP
A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP

A car is partially submerged on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Reuters
A car is partially submerged on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Reuters

A flooded street of the Al Khaburah district is seen after Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct 4. — Oman News Agency via AP
A flooded street of the Al Khaburah district is seen after Cyclone Shaheen, in Oman, Monday, Oct 4. — Oman News Agency via AP

Streets are flooded as Cyclone Shaheen makes the landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Oman News Agency via Reuters
Streets are flooded as Cyclone Shaheen makes the landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Oman News Agency via Reuters

A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP
A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP

Flooded streets are seen as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Reuters
Flooded streets are seen as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, October 3. — Reuters


Header image: A picture taken on Sunday shows flooding in the Omani capital Muscat, as Cyclone Shaheen hits the country. — AFP