Tropical Cyclone Shaheen killed at least three people as it slammed Oman on Sunday with ferocious winds and heavy rain, flooding streets, prompting evacuations from coastal areas and delaying flights to and from the capital, Muscat.
As the cyclone approached, a child who had been swept away by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was missing. Two workers were killed when a hill collapsed on their housing area in an industrial zone, the state news agency reported.
When its eye crossed land, the cyclone was carrying winds of between 120 and 150 kilometres per hour, Omani authorities said. It was throwing up waves of up to 10 metres.