Flood hits 7 provinces, claims 3 lives

April 24, 2018 - 17:48

TEHRAN – Heavy rainfall on Monday caused flooding in 7 provinces and unfortunately, claimed 3 lives, said head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi.

Rural areas in southwestern provinces of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Lorestan, the southern province of Fars and also the central province of Isfahan are affected by floods, Nasimonline quoted Salimi as saying on Tuesday.

More than 1,200 individuals were rescued by 58 Red Crescent teams who conducted operation in 36 rural areas during this period, he added.

Providing emergency shelter for 40 individuals and transferring 14 people to safe zones are among other operations of Red Crescent rescue and relief teams, he said.


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