News ID: 302792
Published: 0159 GMT May 05, 2021

Flash floods hit eight Iranian provinces

Flash floods hit eight Iranian provinces

Urban and rural areas in eight provinces of Iran have been affected by spring floods that have killed at least 10 people over the past days.

The heavy rainfalls have resulted in flash floods in the provinces of Isfahan (central Iran), Yazd (central Iran), Kerman (southeastern Iran), Sistan and Baluchestan (southeastern Iran), South Khorasan (eastern Iran), Khorasan Razavi (northeastern Iran), Semnan (northern Iran), and Tehran (northern Iran), Tasnim News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The head of the Rescue and Relief Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Mahdi Valipour, said at least 10 corpses have been retrieved from the flood-hit areas, while more than 100 people have been rescued.

He added at least six cities and 47 villages in those provinces have been affected by flash floods.

People have been warned to avoid staying in areas in proximity to river banks.

A crew of six electricity workers dispatched to the flood-stricken areas in Kerman lost their lives amid efforts to restore basic services to people affected by the natural disaster.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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