News ID: 240681
Published: 0134 GMT March 27, 2019

President vows to address flood-hit region's problems

President vows to address flood-hit region's problems

Iranian president on Wednesday vowed to resolve the problems in the flood-affected regions.

The government has a duty to address the people's problems in the flood-hit regions and the officials should do their best to recover losses within a short space of time, President Hassan Rouhani said during his visit to the flood-affected regions in the northern province of Golestan.

President Rouhani arrived in Golestan on Wednesday to oversee the relief operation after the devastating floods, IRNA reported.

Unprecedented heavy rains have caused floods in various parts of Iran since March 19. The floods claimed the lives of at least 19 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 damages as soon as possible, and establish a committee to investigate the causes of floods.

At the end of his trip to Golestan, he will visit the other northern flood-stricken province, Mazandaran.

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 affected people and offered condolences to Iranian officials.


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