Iran Condoles with Pakistan over Deadly Floods
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran sent condolences to the Pakistani nation and government over the deadly monsoon rains and flash floods, which have killed hundreds of people in the country.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham expressed sympathy with the affected people of Pakistan over the deadly floods in the eastern province of Punjab and Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir.
She also wished those injured a speedy recovery, and voiced Iran’s preparedness to assist the affected people and provide them with necessary aid.
Five days of heavy rains left more than 335 dead in Pakistan and the Indian and Pakistan-administered areas of Kashmir, the region's worst flooding in more than five decades.
By Sunday, flooding had submerged at least 450 villages and triggered landslides in Kashmir, killing 175, while in neighboring Pakistan more than 160 people have died and thousands others have been made homeless.
State-run Pakistan television showed inundated villages, submerged roads and damaged homes across Pakistan and Kashmir.
Pakistan and India suffer widespread flooding during the annual monsoon season. In 2010, flash floods killed 1,700 people in Pakistan.