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MUSCAT, Oman (AP) _ The worst cyclone to hit the Middle East since they began keeping records in 1945 is blamed in at least 15 deaths. Cyclone Gonu (GOH'-noo) battered the region with fierce rain and wind and huge waves before losing strength today. Most of the deaths happened in the nation of Oman on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Victims include several members of police rescue squads. At least three deaths are reported in Iran. Two of the victims were emergency workers taking supplies to a flooded area whose truck was flipped over by a flooding river. A police spokesman says Oman's capital, Muscat, "became a lake." Highways and yards were flood. Downed trees and power lines were scattered by floodwaters. Some people washed their cars in the streets. Others just took pictures.
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