Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Flash Floods in Southern Iran Kill at Least 11, Injure 15

Voice of America
25 Mar 2019, 23:07 GMT+10

TEHRAN - Iranian state TV is reporting that flash floods have killed at least 11 people and injured 15 in the country's south.

Monday's report quotes the head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying the sudden flooding was triggered by heavy rains outside of the city of Shiraz.

State TV said the provinces of Fars, Kurdistan, Qom and Isfahan are also on alert for imminent flooding.

The northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran have been struggling with flooding for over a week, and two people have been killed.

Iran's metrology department had warned about the heavy rains in various areas across Iran.

Last year, at least 30 people were killed by flash floods in the Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan.

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