Flash flood kills as a minimum 21 humans in southern Iran

 

Iran’s nation tv says flash floods withinside the drought-bothered southern province of Fars have killed as a minimum 21 humans

TEHRAN, Iran — Flash floods in Iran’s drought-bothered southern Fars province have killed as a minimum 21 humans, nation tv stated Saturday.

Heavy rains swelled the Roudbal river via way of means of the town of Estahban, in line with the town’s governor Yousef Karegar.

Karegar stated rescue groups had stored fifty five folks who have been trapped via way of means of the flash flooding, however as a minimum six humans have been nevertheless missing.

Flooding hit greater than 10 villages withinside the province, he added.

Iran’s indoors minister, Ahmad Vahidi, shared his condolences with the households of the flood victims, nation tv later reported.

Iran’s meteorology branch had warned approximately in all likelihood heavy seasonal rainfall throughout the usa this is dealing with a decades-lengthy drought blamed on weather change. The risks of flash flooding have additionally been exacerbated via way of means of the giant production of homes and roads close to riverbeds.

In March 2018, a flash flood in Fars province prompted the demise of forty four humans.