At least two dead workers were pulled from the rubble following a mountain collapse at their accommodation in the Rusayl industrial area due to weather conditions caused by tropical cyclone Shaheen, Oman News Agency reported.
Oman’s search and rescue personnel said they had received a report of a mountain collapse on a workers’ residence in the capital’s Rusayl industrial area, according to the state media report.
The eye of the storm was located about 60 km from Muscat and had wind speeds of 120 km/h or more, the country’s danger, weather and civil aviation authorities said in a joint statement.
A child died in flash floods while flights and schools are suspended as tropical cyclone Shaheen ravages Oman, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
Another person was also reported missing in the flash floods in Al Amarat in Muscat province, Oman’s National Emergency Relief Committee said.
Flights to and from Oman’s capital, Muscat have been postponed and moved until further notice due to Tropical Storm Shaheen, the country’s airport authority announced.
A day earlier, authorities in Oman Sunday and Monday (October 3 and 4) declared national holidays amid inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Shaheen.