Flash Floods Cause Major Devastation In IranPublished by Tirdad on April 1, 2019
Flash floods across much of Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.
National Emergency Service chief Pirhossein Koolivand said the casualty toll in the southern city of Shiraz was 17 dead and 74 injured, while another person was killed in Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah, the service said on its website.
However, local sources in Shiraz, a major city in south-central Iran say over 120 people have been killed as a result of flash floods pouring into the city.
A Source from the city of Shiraz says many hospitals are filled with dead bodies and the regime is lying claiming 17 were killed.
Many of those killed in Shiraz were holidaymakers caught in the flood as they entered the city in their cars.
Many people are still believed to be trapped on rooftops of flooded homes after all surrounding roads were submerged with warnings of more heavy rain to come.
In Sistan Baluchistan, several vital roads have been submerged by the floods.
In Lorestan province, heavy rainfall quickly turned into flash floods, submerging large parts of the province, including Khoramabad, the province’s capital. Khoramabad is reported to be in an especially critical condition. The Khoramabad-Pol Dokhtar and Andimeshk-Pol Dokhtar roads have been blocked by flood water. At least 22 vital interstate highways have been blocked by floods.
According to the IRNA state-run News Agency, Arvand River in the southern city of Abadan is also flooded with water washing in on the streets.
The head of the Qazvin Crisis Management Department has warned of flash floods in 58 villages in the north western province.
The Northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran have also been struggling with flooding for over a week. According to reports at least nine people died in the Northern provinces and the north eastern province of North Khorasan.
Over 56,000 people have been affected in various cities and rural areas in the two provinces as a result of heavy rainfall that hit on 19 and 20 March.