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Scores of Casualties in Southern Iran Flash Floods

Scores of Casualties in Southern Iran Flash Floods

Monday, 25 March, 2019 - 12:15
Vehicles are piled up on a street after a flash flood in the southern city of Shiraz, Iran, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Amin Berenjkar/Mehr News Agency)
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Flash floods have killed at least 11 people and injured 15 in southern Iran, Iranian state TV reported Monday.

The station quoted the head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying that the sudden flooding was triggered by heavy rains outside of the city of Shiraz.

State TV said the provinces of Fars, Kurdistan, Qom and Isfahan are also on alert for imminent flooding.

The northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran have been struggling with flooding for over a week, and two people have been killed.

Iran's meteorology department had warned about the heavy rains in various areas across Iran.

Last year, at least 30 people were killed by flash floods in the Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan.

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