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Three rescued as heavy rains lash governorates

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Staff Reporter


MUSCAT, Jan 7


The governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Al Buraimi and Al Dhahirah witnessed thundershowers of varying intensities on Saturday as a trough of low pressure continued to affect the country.


Rains measuring between 30 to 50 mm centred on the coastal strip of the Sea of Oman with the Met Office issued heavy rains alert on Saturday.


Meanwhile, the rescue teams of the Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) rescued a family of three members whose vehicle was washed away on a running wadi in the Wilayat of Khasab in Musandam Governorate. The rescue teams exerted much effort handling incidents caused by overflowing wadis due to heavy rains in Musandam Governorate.


The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority advised citizens and residents to be cautious and not to cross running wadis and to avoid low-lying areas.


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