VIDEO: Three children die in Oman floods

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Civil defence teams carry the bodies of flood victims in Al Rustaq, Oman.

Gulf Today Report

Three children, aged between six to ten years, died on Thursday in two separate areas in Al Rustaq in Oman as result of the violent surface run-offs and flow of water caused by heavy rain that fell on various parts of the Sultanate.

The death toll has risen to four since Wednesday, while the unstable weather condition is continuing affecting the region.

The authorities advised people to stay away from the areas witnessing surface run-offs and keep themselves in safe places.

The Royal Oman Police said, “It is urged to take caution and not to risk crossing wadies only after ensuring water levels receded.”

The Police also carried out a medical evacuation for two people to the Rustaq Reference Hospital, one of whom was involved in a traffic accident and could not be transported by land due to the interruption of movement during the flow of valleys.

The Oman Civil Defence rescued four people including children after they were stranded in a house due to floods on Wednesday.

The authorities said that rescue teams in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate immediately responded to a report that four people were trapped in a house in a village in Jabal Shams due to the floods.

The report said there were children in the house as well.

The authorities said that the teams were able to rescue them.

They are in good health.

Oman has been receiving rain incessantly over the past few days.

The weather experts have advised residents to avoid mountainous areas and valleys as rain may make roads and underpass difficult to use.

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