Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing
SALALAH, Oman (AP) — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday. The deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth of rainfall in the single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.
The Mekunu barrels overhead, The eye of the storm provided a moment’s respite. So one luxury hotel, which already had evacuated its guests, workers sat down early for a traditional “suhoor”. A meal Muslims can eat before sunrise during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. We laugh and share plates by flashlight in a darkened ballroom, the cyclone’s wind a dull roar behind their clatter.
There are Three people, including a 12-year-old girl, died in Oman, and 40 others are missing from the Yemeni island of Socotra. Which was earlier took the storm’s brunt, police said. Yemenis, Indians, and The Sudanese were among those missing on the Arabian Sea isle and officials feared some may be dead.
The Yemeni officials also have report to damage in the country’s far east, along with the border with Oman. The Rageh Bakrit, the governor of al-Mahra province, said on his official Twitter account late Friday that strong winds had blown down houses. It can take out communication lines and water services. He can say there were no other fatalities in the province
The Yemen self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a statement ordering troops under his command on the island to help citizens, deliver supplies and reopen roads.
The island can list by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The focus of a dispute between the UAE and Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Which are ostensibly allied against Shiite rebels known as Houthis?