Sheikh Mohammed condoles students killed in Oman floods - GulfToday

Sheikh Mohammed condoles students killed in Oman floods


A combo image shows victims of Oman floods.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has sent a message of condolences to Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said of Oman, over the victims of the floods that hit the sultanate, wishing a speedy recovery to all the injured.

Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Oman on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 17 people as rescuers searched for survivors, authorities said on Monday. In one incident, a group of schoolchildren and a driver died when their vehicle was overtaken, authorities said.

Sheikh Mohammed said on X, “Our sincere condolences to my brother, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman and to the people of Oman… and to all students of science in Oman on the death of school students in the North Sharqiyah Governorate as a result of the exceptional weather condition that the Sultanate is going through... Our hearts are with you... and your affliction is our affliction... and your children are our children... may their souls rest in peace. May God make them dwell in His spacious Paradise and grant their families patience and solace... We belong to God and to Him we shall return.”

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Heavy rains also were expected over Dubai in the neighboring UAE and other regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

Civil defense officials gave the death toll for the rains, which saw Oman's North Al Sharqiyah province hardest hit. The Royal Oman Police and the Omani military deployed to the province to transport citizens out of flooded areas.


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