Toll in aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu rises to 6 in Oman

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The Royal Navy of Oman will also be sending a number of its ships to the governorate in order to transport the needed supplies.

Cyclone Mekunu hit southern Yemen and the coast of neighboring Oman over the weekend, leaving several dead and others missing.

He also wrote that Indian minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar had assured him of extending support like they did during rescue operation in Yemen.

The labour ministry declared a three-day holiday for companies and establishments in the private sector, state news agency ONA reported on Sunday.

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The Royal Oman Police announced the death of two additional Omanis who lost control of their auto in flood waters in Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, which was directly hit by Cyclone Mekunu over the weekend. It tore away roofing, whole roadways and street lights.

An Omani man walks on the road covered by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018.

In Salalah, the heavy rain had nearly stopped on Saturday, an AFP photographer said, but many streets were still under water and nearby valleys were flooded. Tourist beaches were littered with debris and foam from the Arabian Sea.

Three people, including a 12-year-old girl, died in Oman, and another two bodies were recovered from the Yemeni island of Socotra. The girl died after she was swept against the walls by the wind whereas the other got washed away in a auto. Shahriar Alam said many Bangladesh nationals were engaged in fishing out at sea.

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Bangladesh mission is in touch with other missions and authorities in Oman to get updated information. He urged everyone to keep Bangladesh nationals living in Salalah in their prayers.

Yemeni officials in the country's far east regions along the Oman border reported strong winds taking out homes as well as knocking out communication, power and water networks. He said there were no deaths in the province.

The Saudi meteorological authority said on Twitter Sunday that winds blew at 60 kilometers (over 35 miles) per hour, kicking up blinding dust storms.

Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall. Salalah's port is a key gateway for the country.

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