News ID: 198470
Published: 1155 GMT August 12, 2017

Floods kill 12 in Iran (video)

Floods kill 12 in Iran (video)

Floods in five provinces in northeastern Iran killed 12, a provincial official has said.

Spokesman of Iran’s Disaster Management Organization Behnam Saeidi told state-run IRINN TV Aug. 12 that ten people were killed in Khorasan and two others in Golestan provinces, Trend News Agency reported.

He said that the rainfall would continue in Iran’s northeast in coming days.

Some people are also missing.

Since Thursday, rescue teams have come to the aid of more than 2,000 people in flood-hit areas in the provinces of Gilan, Golestan, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and Semnan, Tasnim News Agency quoted Head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Morteza Salimi as saying.

In April, landslides and floods in northwestern Iran killed 36 people.

Thirty out of the total number were killed in the East Azerbaijan Province, one in West Azerbaijan and five in the Kordestan Province.

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