Three dead, Flights Suspended As Cyclone Approaches Oman

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday, killing at least three people. Authorities urged residents to evacuate coastal areas and delayed flights to and from the capital, Muscat, according to local authorities.

The eye of the storm was about 60 km (40 miles) from Muscat and carrying winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) or more, a joint statement by the country’s hazard, weather and civil aviation agencies said.

The national emergency committee said the power supply would be cut in al-Qurm, east of the capital, to avoid accidents. More than 2,700 people were put up in emergency shelters.