Shaheen: Tropical cyclone batters Oman and Iran, killing nine


At least nine people have died after tropical cyclone Shaheen battered parts of Iran and Oman.

The storm arrived in the area on Sunday, with winds between 120 and 150 km/h (75-93 mph) as its eye crossed land.

Thousands have been evacuated from coastal areas in Oman. Streets in the capital, Muscat, have been submerged.

Shaheen was later downgraded to a tropical storm after it hit land, a local meteorology service said.

In Iran, authorities said six people were killed in a port in the south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

The country's official media said infrastructure including electrical facilities and roads were damaged.