North Eastern Iran Hit by Floods

3 people have been killed and at least 600 rescued after severe floods and landslides in north eastern Iran following a week of heavy rain.

The worst of the flooding occurred in Khorasan province, where 3 women died on Friday 30 May 2014. Several villages have been affected and homes destroyed. Crops and cattle have also been badly affected.

Torrential rain also caused flooding and landslides in neighbouring Golestan province, where 600 people needed to be rescued after they became trapped. Iran’s Red Crescent have been distributing food and supplies in the area.

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Sources: Gulf News; DW