Iranian Pink Crescent Society by way of AP
TEHRAN, Iran — Flash floods in Iran’s drought-stricken southern Fars province have killed at the very least 21 folks, state tv stated Saturday.
Heavy rains swelled the Roudbal river by town of Estahban, based on town’s governor Yousef Karegar.
Karegar stated rescue groups had saved 55 individuals who had been trapped by the flash flooding, however at the very least six folks had been nonetheless lacking.
Flooding hit greater than 10 villages within the province, he added.
Iran’s inside minister, Ahmad Vahidi, shared his condolences with the households of the flood victims, state tv later reported.
Iran’s metrology division had warned about probably heavy seasonal rainfall throughout the nation that’s dealing with a decades-long drought blamed on local weather change. The risks of flash flooding have additionally been exacerbated by the widespread building of buildings and roads close to riverbeds.
In March 2018, a flash flood in Fars province precipitated the loss of life of 44 folks.