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Deadly cyclone pummels Oman


June 5, 2010 — Cyclone Phet lashes Muscat, the capital of Oman, with winds up to 155 kilometres per hour and heavy rains.

Cyclone Phet hit the coastline of Oman on Friday, halting operations in the oil-producing Middle Eastern country. Oil exports have since resumed.

At least 16 people died in the cyclone, including a man who was trying to cross a flooded area and a woman who was electrocuted.

Phet has weakened and been downgraded to a tropical storm, which is now heading to Pakistan.

It's not the first time that Oman has been faced with the deadly aftermath of a powerful cyclone. In 2007, Cyclone Gonu killed 54 people.

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