At the least 21 folks have been killed in flash floods attributable to heavy rains in Iran’s southern province of Fars.

A rescue helicopter positioned on the financial institution of a river, after flooding attributable to heavy rainfall in southern Iran’s Estahban county (Photograph: AFP)

Flash floods in Iran’s drought-stricken southern Fars province have killed at the very least 21 folks, state tv mentioned Saturday.

Heavy rains swelled the Roudbal river by the town of Estahban, based on the town’s governor, Yousef Karegar.

Karegar mentioned rescue groups had saved 55 individuals who have been trapped by the flash flooding, however at the very least six folks have been nonetheless lacking.

Flooding hit greater than 10 villages within the province, he added.

Iran’s inside minister, Ahmad Vahidi, shared his condolences with the households of the flood victims, state tv later reported.

Iran’s meteorology division had warned about probably heavy seasonal rainfall throughout the nation that’s dealing with a decades-long drought blamed on local weather change. The risks of flash flooding have additionally been exacerbated by the widespread building of buildings and roads close to riverbeds.

In March 2018, a flash flood in Fars province triggered the dying of 44 folks.

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