Iran – 12 Killed in Flash Floods in North

The Iranian Red Crescent says that flash floods triggered by heavy rain in northern Iran have left at least 12 people dead and two missing.

Flooding has affected the provinces of Golestan, Gilan, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan and Semnan since heavy rain began on 10 August, 2017.

The Red Crescent reports that over 20 cities or villages have been affected, and the organisation is providing relief to over 2,000 people affected.

At least 12 deaths have been reported including at least 8 in Khorasan Razavi. Other fatalities were reported in Golestan and North Khorasan. Red Crescent say that 6 people are still missing after floods, including 2 in Shirinabad village in Aliabad, Golestan.

According to the reports from Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent, 11 family tents, 840 blankets, 370 ground sheets, 270 hygiene kits and 2,200 tins of canned food have been distributed amongst the beneficiaries up to now.

Relief and rescue operations are continuing in the affected areas.