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At least 4 killed in flash floods in NE Iran

28 May 2023, 23:44 GMT+10

TEHRAN, May 28 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed in flash floods in northeastern Iran on Saturday night, the official news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.

The floods were caused by heavy rainfall in Faruj and Shirvan counties in North Khorasan province, IRNA quoted Gholamreza Shafiq, the head of the provincial crisis management organization, as saying.

Heavy rains in Faruj County caused the river in Ostad village to rise by four meters, which in turn caused a flood that led to fatalities and significant property damage, he added.

Search was underway for other possible victims in the worst-affected villages of Ostad, Khosraviyeh, and Chukanlu, after two bodies were found in the area, according to Shafiq.

Two people in the Golian village of Shirvan County were killed after they were stuck in a car and washed away by floods, he noted.

Shafiq said the county's floodwaters also buried 18 automobiles in mud.

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