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Rouhani urges solidarity to overcome problems

Sari, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the nation to firmly stand by each other to overcome problems.

Rouahni made the remarks Wednesday while visiting floodstricken areas in the city of Sari, capital of Mazandaran province in north of the country.

During his visit, he was briefed on the measures taken for rescuing people the recent unprecedented floods and the consequent problems.

He also issued necessary orders in line with rendering better services to people.

Rouhani further urged speedy efforts to compensate for losses and problems.

Unprecedented heavy rains have caused floods in various parts of Iran since March 19. The floods claimed the lives of at least 20 people and injured more.

A large number of people were displaced and a huge damage was inflicted on infrastructures.

Rouhani's government has vowed to compensate for the damaged as soon as possible, and establish a committee to investigate the causes of floods.

Flash rains also caused dam overflows and river floods, damaging vast areas of farms and gardens.

A number of heads of states and foreign ambassadors have sympathized with the affected people and offered condolences to the Iranian officials.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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