Iran: At least 17 people killed by floods in southern province

ISLAMABAD, July 25 (Alliance News): Heavy rains and floods in the southern province of Iran have left 17 dead and six others missing.

According to  Iran’s state -run news agency Erna quoted Persian governor Yousuf Kargar as saying that heavy rains received heavy rains and floods in the central areas of Astabhan yesterday.

He said 17 people were killed as a result of the flood, whose bodies were removed from the area of ​​Tabhan and 13 of them were identified.

He said 6 more people are still missing.

The Persian governor said there were a large number of tourists from local and other areas, where the water level was flooded.

Videos released in local and social media can be seen flowing in river water.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan expressed condolences on the loss of valuable lives and property in Iran.

The statement said that our prayers are with the victims and their families and are praying for the immediate recovery of those injured by natural disaster.

The Foreign Office said in a statement that we stand with the Iranian government and the people in this hour of grief.

In different parts of Iran, in the past decade, where drought has suffered, heavy rains have also caused damage to floods.

Iran killed 76 people and suffered the worst floods in the southern region in 2019 and was estimated to be more than $ 2 billion.

Two people were killed in a flood after heavy rains in Persia in January.

Scientists say climate change is worsening, including drought and increased rainfall.

Iran, like other parts of the region, has increased the intensity of drought and heat for many years, and further malfunction is being reported.

Citizens, on the other hand, have been protesting against lack of steps to deal with drought for several months, and especially in Iran’s central and southwestern areas, the intensity of protests is high.

In November last year, thousands of people, including farmers, protested that the water level in the river of Zanda Road was reduced, and the protesters believed that authorities were withholding water.

Tear gas was fired by security forces to disperse the protesters and tensions increased while 67 were arrested.

Iranian state media reported last week that police arrested several people who were once disrupting peace and security during protests against water level reduction in the Middle East’s largest canal.

According to the UN Environment Agency, Uromiya Lake is located in the mountainous region of northwestern Iran, where droughts, farmers and dams have begun to decline in water levels since 1995. –

Despite the worst drought in Iran’s neighboring country Iraq, 12 people were killed in a flood in December last year.


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