Iran Floods – 77 Injured in Qazvin Province

Over 70 people have been injured – 21 of them seriously – by a rainstorm and subsequent floods in north-west Iran.

According to IRNA, the state sponsored news agency in Iran, the severe weather struck on during the evening of 30 March 2015.  The worst affected area is Esfarvarin, a district with a population of around 28,000, located in Takestan County, Qazvin province.

Iran Red Crescent Society said that the floods in Esfarvarin left 77 people injured. At least 21 of the injured needed to be hospitalised. The floods have destroyed houses and infrastructure, and also disrupted water and power supply in the area.

Esfarvarin, Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons /  نگونبانگونی
Esfarvarin, Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons /

Three people died and around 900 houses damaged by heavy rain and floods in the south of Iran on 10 March 2015. The provinces of Hormozgan, Kerman, and Sistan-Baluchestan were the worst affected.