Flooding kills 11 in Iran’s northeast, west

Baku, August 13, AZERTAC

Heavy downpours have caused flooding in northeastern and western Iran, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, according to Press TV Iran.

Torrential rains have been battering the Iranian provinces of Khorasan Razavi, Golestan, North Khorasan, and Semnan in the country’s general northeastern area, and Ilam Province in its west over the past days, causing rivers to overflow their banks.

Morteza Salimi, the head of Relief and Rescue Operations at Iran’s Red Crescent Society, said the flooding had claimed eight people in Khorasan Razavi, two in Golestan, and another in North Khorasan.

Two people have gone missing in Golestan’s Aliabad County, he said.

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