General view after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman May 26 2018. Oman News Agency/Handout via REUTERS
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The death toll from Cyclone Mekunu that hit Oman and Yemen over the weekend rose to at least 13 on Monday, authorities said, as relief workers and aid arrived to hard-hit areas in the two Arabian Peninsula countries.Flooding and damage remains considerable after the cyclone, the strongest-ever recorded to hit southern Oman and the sultanate's third-largest city of Salalah.The storm killed at least seven people there while eight remain missing, according to the United Nations.Cyclone Mekunu packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph.
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