Nine provinces inundated by flood

October 27, 2018 - 22:9

TEHRAN — Flash flood has hit nine provinces of the country since Thursday, said head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi.

Over the past 48 hours, continuous, torrential rains have led to flood in nine provinces of the country, including East and West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, Ilam, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, North Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kermanshah and Lorestan.

Salimi went on to explain that the Red Crescent Society sent a fully equipped medical contingent to flood-ravaged areas to help with relief efforts, so that more than 476 individuals were rescued by 49 Red Crescent teams who conducted operation in 15 rural areas during this period. 

Providing emergency shelter for individuals and transferring 8 people to safe zones and 4 people to hospitals are among other operations of Red Crescent rescue and relief teams, he concluded.


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