Thomas Haessler sympathizes with Iranians over deadly flood

March 26, 2019

TEHRAN – Former German midfielder Thomas Haessler has sympathized with Iranian people over deadly flood in Iran's southern Fars province.

Flash flooding in Iran has killed at least 19 people and injured 119 in the city of Shiraz in Fars province.

Some 26 provinces out of 31 now have flood warnings due to torrential rain in a country more accustomed to drought.

Authorities have warned about possibility of floods in the capital Tehran as well as in the oil-rich southern province of Khuzestan in the next 48 hours.

“My dear friends from Iran, I've already heard a terrible news about the flood in your country. I can only imagine what you're going through. I've worked as a football coach in Iran some years ago. I got to know a lot of kind people, and I respect and love your folk and your culture. I wish and I hope, it will be better soon. My heart goes out to you. God bless Iran,” Haessler posted on his Instagram account.

Haessler, who won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, has worked in Iranian top-flight football club Padideh in 2014 as assistant coach.

Reporting by Masoud Hossein

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