Death toll in Iranian flash floods reportedly hits 44
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  • 07:42 29 March 2019

Death toll in Iranian flash floods reportedly hits 44

At least 44 people have been confirmed dead as a result of flash floods occurring throughout Iran following heavy rains since mid-March, ONA reports citing an Iranian emergency relief office.

"At least 21 people have died in the Fars, seven in Golestan, five in Mazandaran, three in North Khorasan, two in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, one in Kermanshah, one in Khuzestan, two in Lorestan, one in Hamadan and one in Semnan provinces", an emergency office official said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.

On Tuesday, the Iranian Red Crescent relief organization reported that 25 people had died in the flash floods.

Heavy rainfall and the resulting flash floods have washed away many roads throughout Iran and damaged infrastructure, the outlet said.

Faig Mahmudov

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