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Oman cyclone: 1 Indian killed, 1 Punjabi missing
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 7
One Indian was killed, while eight Indians, including an unidentified person from Punjab, were reported missing in the cyclone that hit Oman yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Prakash from Kerala and his body has been found. The others missing were identified as Dharmarajan, Sreenu and Sami (Andhra Pradesh), Sajit Kumar, Udayan, Mohd. Ali and Binu (Kerala).

The cyclone impacted Muscat and the Port of Sur. There are around 3,86,000 Indians in Oman.

The Indian Embassy is in constant touch with the Omani authorities to ascertain the safety of Indian citizens. All personnel of the Embassy of India and their families are safe.

A control room has been established at the Ministry of External Affairs office to respond to any queries regarding the safety of Indians in Oman. People can contact on the following telephone and fax number: Phone: 011-23015300, Fax: 011-23018158.

Those interested in knowing the welfare of their relatives may leave the details in the control room.

A separate control room has been established at the Embassy of India in Oman to provide information. The telephone numbers of the Embassy control room for public enquiry are as follows: 00968-24813838 and 00968-24812936. The fax number of the Embassy is 00968-24811607.

Both the Control Rooms would be manned round the clock, the MEA said in a release here today.

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