The Daily Star (Lebanon)

One dead as storm slams Oman and Yemen


ADEN: At least one person was killed when tropical storm Luban slammed into the southern coasts of Oman and neighborin­g Yemen, Omani civil defense said Monday. The man was found dead late Sunday in a valley in the province of Dhofar, which borders eastern Yemen, the sultanate’s civil defense said. News of the death came as a Yemeni official warned the storm had left the country’s eastern province of Mahra in “disaster.” “The situation is catastroph­ic in the province and beyond the capabiliti­es of the local authoritie­s,” said Mahra governor Rajeh Bakrit, quoted by the official Saba news agency, calling on the Arab coalition backing the internatio­nally recognized government in Yemen’s war to step in and provide support. Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher called on relief organizati­ons to assist the province.

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