Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

Gulf Arab Region | 2018-06-03 15:03:00
Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30
Authorities say Cyclone Mekunu killed at least 30 people when it barreled across Oman and Yemen last month.

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the majority of the fatalities happened on the Yemeni island of Socotra, where 20 were killed.

The federation said in a statement Thursday another four were killed in Yemen's al-Mahrah governorate, which borders Oman.

In Oman, authorities had previously said at least six people were killed by the storm.

Cyclone Mekunu made landfall on the Arabian Peninsula early May 26, causing flash floods and other damage. It earlier hit Socotra in the Arabian Sea.

The cyclone packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph.

AP
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Palmyra's historical spring flows again after 25 years of drought      European bank boosts Turkish lira financing in 2018      Russia dismisses Islamic State responsibility claim for deadly blast      Paul Manafort: Trump's disgraced campaign chief said he was placing people in administration, court filing says      Israel demolishes home of accused Palestinian killer      Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit: report      Libya: 10 killed, 41 wounded in armed clashes      US trained UAE troops for air combat in Yemen: Report