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Egypt Offers Condolence over Deadly Cyclone “Shaheen” in Oman

Mon 04 Oct 2021 | 06:23 PM
Omnia Ahmed

On Monday, Egypt conveyed its sincere condolences to the Sultanate of Oman over the deadly Cyclone, called "Shaheen", that left four people dead.

"Egypt offers its deep condolence to the families of the victims," Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, stressing full solidarity with the government and people of Oman.

Moreover, the ministry asserted that the Sultanate has strong ability to overcome these difficult circumstances under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.

The Omani News Agency reported on Sunday that heavy rain fell in the Governorate of Muscat due to cyclone “Shaheen”, while the Omani Emergency Situations Management Center reported that the wind speed reached 135 km per hour, and that the wind speed associated with the cyclone is unprecedented.

On its part, the Omani Civil Defense stated that several reports of people trapped by rain in their vehicles in Muscat, and that dozens of people were rescued during the operation; the authorities announced Sunday and Monday an official leave for both businesses and schools.

The cyclone also cut off major roads due to heavy rain and the accompanying strong winds, and video clips, circulated on social media, showed torrential torrents that swept the roads in Muttrah.