Iran – Deadly Floods Hit Southern Provinces

Several people are thought to have died after days of heavy rain triggered flooding in southern Iran

According to Tasnim News Agency, heavy rainfall over the past days have caused flash floods and swollen rivers in southern provinces, including Fars, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan.

Tasnim, quoting local sources, said as many as 11 people have died, with fatalities reported in Fars and Bushehr. Severe damage to infrastructure was reported in Chābahār in Sistan and Baluchestan.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) are carrying out rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

Other areas of the country have also been affected including Gilan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces in the west, the central province of Qom, and the northern province of Golestan.

Deadly flooding has also affected parts of neighbouring country Iraq over the last few days, where authorities described the conditions in Nineveh, Salah ad-Din and Diyala governorates as “tragic”.

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