A report shows that flash floods that swept through various parts of Iran in recent days significantly raised the inflows of water into dams at a time the country was facing a major drought and potential water shortages in crowded urban areas.
At least 35 people died amid heavy rainfall in northeastern Brazil in recent days, as downpours lashed two major cities on the Atlantic coast, in what is the South American nation's fourth major flooding event in five months.
At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately amid shattered homes and tangled debris for more than 50 people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee.
A team of six electricity workers dispatched to areas hit by flash floods in southeastern Iran have lost their lives amid efforts to restore basic services to people affected by the heavy rains in eight Iranian provinces.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed sympathy with the government and people of Afghanistan over the recent flash floods which killed more than 70 people and destroyed hundreds of homes in north of that country.