Mountainside collapse in Oman leaves several people trapped

Mountainside collapse in Oman leaves several people trapped

Several people are feared trapped under rubble after a mountainside collapsed on them in Samail Province, Oman on October 19, 2017.

According to a statement from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), preliminary information indicates the presence of people trapped under the rubble. "Rescue teams are on the site, more updates later."

Landslide Samali Oman, October 19, 2017Landslide in Samali Province of Oman, October 19, 2017

Search and rescue efforts after mountainside collapse in Samali Province, Oman on October 19, 2017

In their latest update, tweeded 15:05 UTC, October 19, PACDA said search-and-rescue efforts continue.

The exact number of trapped people is unknown at this time.

Featured image credit: PACDA

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