Heavy rainfall in Oman claims one life

Heavy rainfall in Oman claims one life
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Parts of Muscat received heavy to light rain on Sunday night and on Monday morning.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 7 Mar 2016, 9:06 PM

Last updated: Mon 7 Mar 2016, 11:07 PM

A body was found floating in an overflowing wadi in Al Rustaq in Oman on Monday.

"The body of a person who was caught in the overflowing Wadi Falaj Al Hadith has been recovered by the rescue team," Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (Pacda) tweeted on its official Twitter handle, Oman Tribune reported.

Parts of Muscat received heavy to light rain on Sunday night and on Monday morning. In Al Amerat, it rained throughout the night, while in Azaiba, office-goers were caught in a sudden downpour on Monday morning, the report added.

In 2015, at least 14 people had drowned in overflowing wadis in different parts of Oman during the flash floods in September and October.


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