Heavy rains have caused deadly flooding in Oman and Iran. More than ten people have already become victims of the disaster, The Watchers reports.
Heavy rainfall also affected the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Muscat reportedly received 110 mm of rain in just a few hours, the same as in two months.
Extensive destruction has been reported in the affected regions. The footage published on social networks shows how streams of water literally demolish everything in their path, and cars float along the streets.
On January 4, the Iranian Red Cross reported that about 20,000 people were affected in 17 provinces of Iran.
Heavy rains will continue until the end of this week, according to forecasters, Aljazeera reports.
Citizen honored for saving 2 children from drowning in Oman
Brig Salim bin Yahya Al-Hinai, Director General of Civil Defense, honored the citizen Moayad bin Said bin Mahad Al-Maashani, for his ability to save two children from drowning in Muscat Governorate, Times of Oman reports.
A statement issued online by Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA), said: “Brig Salim bin Yahya Al-Hinai, Director General of Civil Defense, honored the citizen Moayad bin Said bin Mahad Al-Maashani, for his ability to save two children from drowning at Al-Azaiba Beach in the Governorate of Muscat.”
“The Brig praised his good behavior in saving the two children in the right way. stressing the importance of providing assistance without endangering lives. Explaining the importance of restricting all community members to swimming in designated places and observing children while they go out for walks,” the statement added.