Tuesday, December 05
08:29 PM

Five rescued as rains continue


Muscat – Five people, including a woman, were rescued during heavy rains on Tuesday in different governorates of Oman caused by a low-pressure trough, which is likely to continue to affect the country’s weather till Wednesday.

The weather is expected to be cloudy in most governorates, the National Multi Hazard Early Warning System stated.

The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) rescued five people, including a woman, after they were stranded due to rising water levels.

‘Teams of the Civil Defence and Ambulance Department in North Sharqiyah rescued four people after their vehicle got stuck in a flooded wadi in Mudhaibi. All of them are in good health,’ CDAA stated.

In Dhakliyah, CDAA teams rescued a woman after her vehicle was stranded in a wadi in Nizwa.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR), Jalan Bani Bu Ali recorded the highest rainfall – 82mm – since Monday.

Data collected from the rain monitoring stations of MAFWR from Monday till Tuesday morning showed Khabourah received 52mm of rainfall, followed by Izki (40mm) and Al Hamra (38mm).

Ibri received 20mm of rain during the same period, Sohar 18mm, Bahla 16mm, and Khasab 15mm.

Classes suspended

On Monday, the Ministry of Education issued a decision to suspend classes in all public and private schools in the governorates of Musandam, North Batinah, Buraimi and Dhahirah, and the wilayats of Amerat and Quriyat in Muscat on Tuesday in anticipation of heavy rains.

The Ministry of Social Development also suspended work in rehabilitation centres for persons with disabilities on Tuesday in the governorates of Musandam, North Batinah, Buraimi and Dhahirah.

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