Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cyclone Mekunu kills 13 in Oman and Yemen


May 29, 2018: Severe cyclone Mekunu has claimed lives of at least 13 people in Oman and Yemen, including seven on Socotra, and six in Oman.

Mekunu made landfall on the Omani coast near the city of Salalah at peak intensity. 

Cyclonic Storm Mekunu was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall over the Arabian Peninsula on record.