More people have died in flooding in Iran, according to media reports.
Parts of the country, in particular the south, were hit by severe floods from 21 March. At least 11 people are thought to have died. The Iranian Red Crescent (IRCS) responded and provided relief items to over 15,000 people across 66 cities and villages. IRCS also provided shelter to over 1,350 people and rescued 89 people. As of 26 March, relief operations were continuing in Bushehr, Hormozgan, Kerman, Sistan and Baloochestan, and Khuzestan
Further flooding has occurred since then, affecting Fars, Khuzestan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces over the last few days, according to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Four fatalities were reported in Fars province: one in Zarrin Dasht county and three in Kazerun county. One person was reported missing in Dezful County, Khuzestan Province.
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A father and his son and daughter passed away in severe floods in Kazeroun.
Seasonal rains in Iran often lead to floods due to a worn-out infrastructure, years of environmental damage and a regime that only excels in suppressing dissent. pic.twitter.com/cs7AvfnrU1
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) March 30, 2020