Leader calls forces killed in Gomishan floods ‘martyrs of service’

April 13, 2019 - 20:7

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has labeled as “martyrs of service” the popular forces who lost their lives in the city of Gomishan during the floods.

The forces were killed after their boat was capsized in the floods while they were trying to help the flood-stricken people, IRNA reported.

The move came after it was proposed by the Leader’s representative in Golestan Province. 

Last month, catastrophic floods hit 1,900 cities and villages in western, southwestern, northern and northeastern Iran, leaving 78 dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.