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PACDA receives 90 calls for help during rain

PACDA receives 90 calls for help during rain

The PACDA teams attended to 90 rescue calls of folks trapped in wadis and homes, fires and for pumping out water from impacted homes.

Meanwhile, PACDA teams continued their search operations on Sunday for the remaining two missing members of the Asian loved ones in Wadi Bani Khalid. The loved ones was swept away in the wadi on May 18.

The rescue operations have been performed in between May 18 and 21 when Oman was impacted by low stress top to heavy rainfall.

Col Mubarak bin Salim al Araimi, director basic of Operations and Training in PACDA mentioned, “We received 90 calls for help during heavy rain between May 18 and 21. The Governorate of North Sharqiyah reported 19 calls, followed by Muscat at 17, Dhahirah at 16, North Batinah at 15, Dakhliyah at ten, six each in South Batinah and South Sharqiyah, and one in Buraimi.”

Col Araimi mentioned that the search and rescue operations totalled 37 during this period. They comprised 35 per cent stuck in flooded locations, 25 per cent associated to fires, 13 per cent accidents and nine per cent have been associated to instances of sufferers transferred to hospitals and 4 per cent home collapses.

He mentioned PACDA teams continued their search operations for the remaining two missing members of the Asian loved ones in Wadi Bani Khalid.

The ROP as well continued its search on Sunday. Brig Saeed bin Saleh al Azri, chief of North Sharqiyah Police Command mentioned, “Rescue teams have covered about 40km of the Wadi Bani Khalid area. We have recovered four bodies of the missing Asian family. We will cover another 10km of rest of the wadi area to find the remaining two bodies. We have encountered great difficulties in the first three days of search due to heavy rainfall and the flooded wadi.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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