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Pres Rouhani urges officials to boost efforts to solve flood problems

Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended condolences over death of Iranian people in the flash floods and urged officials to double their efforts to decrease problems of the floodstricken areas and people.

Referring to the fact that necessary decisions will be taken to compensate losses to floodhit people in Wednesday government committee meeting and ordered the Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to investigate the reason behind Shiraz incident and to present report.

He also appreciated all governmental bodies, rescue teams and the military forces for their efforts.

Head of Emergency Organization Peirhossien Kolivand earlier on Monday said that downpour devastating flood in the city of Shiraz claimed lives of 17 civilians and injured some 74 people.

Devastating floods inflicted huge damages on various provinces this year putting the country's local official on full alert to help people in those provinces.

Meanwhile, earlier in a message, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message expressed deep regret over losses imposed on people after the destructive flood and underlined popular and governmental aids for floodstricken people.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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