July 17, 2024



Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods

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Heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting Oman since Thursday, July 15, 2021, caused severe floods that disrupted traffic and electricity supply, swept away crops, particularly in the Al Dakjhaliya governorate, and left 4 people dead and 3 missing. Oman meteorologists said such heavy rains are unusual in July. With heavy rains expected to continue for several days, authorities are urging residents to take caution and refrain from going out.

Some parts of capital Muscat were also hit by heavy rains and floods during the early evening hours of July 16, closing roads and cutting off nearby towns.

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