Muscat: Eleven people, including two children,
have been killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains that
have hit Oman over the past three days, the Arabian Peninsula
state`s police announced on Thursday.
"Eleven people died in several of the sultanate`s
provinces when their vehicles were swept by heavy rains as
they drove through valleys," state news agency ONA quoted a
police statement as saying.
Four bodies, including those of a six-year-old and a
10-year-old, were found today.
One body was found yesterday while the remaining five were
recovered Tuesday, when the storm began.
The police issued a warning urging "maximum caution."
In June 2010, 16 people were killed when a Cyclone Phet
hit the Gulf state.
In 2007, Cyclone Gonu tore through Oman, killing at least
49 people and causing damage estimated at USD 3.9 billion.