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Eleven people rescued, one missing after Tuesday's rainfall

Eleven people rescued, one missing after Tuesday’s rainfall

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation has stated that direct effects of Hikaa on the two governorates are ending but there will be much more rainfall in the coming 24 hours. ‘Sea waves will continue to stay in between medium and rough state,’ it stated.

 

Record rainfall in Duqm

The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources has stated Duqm recorded the highest rainfall at 119mm, followed by 76.2mm in Haima, 67mm in Al Jaser, 37mm in Mahout in Al Wusta and 35mm in Masirah in South Sharqiyah on Tuesday.

As a outcome of heavy rainfall, numerous teams of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources are engaged in clean-up operations in wilayats such as Duqm, Haima, Al Jaser, Mahout and Masirah.

 

Six persons have been rescued by the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances teams from this bus

 

Rescue operations

In the initial case, six persons have been rescued by the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances teams after their bus got stranded in overflowing Wadi al Agaiz in Haima on Tuesday.

Civil defence teams also rescued 4 citizens after their autos got stuck in the identical wadi.

In the third case, an additional individual was rescued whilst an additional is reported missing after a boat sank in the Duqm port location.

 

ROP warning

The ROP has warned drivers against crossing overflowing wadis. “Crossing an overflowing wadi can attract an imprisonment up to three months and a fine of RO500, or one of these, according to Article 49 of the Traffic Law,” stated an ROP official.

The official urged drivers to be cautious whilst driving on wet roads to steer clear of skidding. “This is to ensure that they do not lose control of the vehicle.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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