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SEVEN DEAD IN NORTHERN IRAN’S FLOOD

Heavy rains in the northern and north-western parts of Iran, over the past two days, claimed the lives of at least seven people, semi-official ISNA news agency reported, on Saturday.

The unprecedented floods, in the three provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan and Golestan, destroyed roads, houses and bridges, and caused heavy damage to the infrastructures, the report said.

Cars were stuck in the flood, and electricity and gas flows, in the rural areas, were disrupted.

The downpours, which started on Friday, have been the heaviest during the past 20 years, in the northern part of the country.

Iran's Rescue and Relief Organisation, announced that, the rescue operators have been dispatched to the flood-hit areas, to help people pump flood water out of their houses.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK


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