Flash Floods Hit 8 Iranian Provinces

Flash Floods Hit 8 Iranian Provinces

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – 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, Yazd, Sistan and Balouchestan, South Khorasan, Kerman, Khorasan Razavi, Semnan and Tehran.

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

At least 6 towns and 47 villages in those provinces have been affected by flash floods, Mahdi Valipoor said.

People have been warned to avoid staying in areas near the banks of rivers.

A team 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.


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