Flash floods kill at least 11 in southern Iran, 35 injured - TV

by Reuters
Monday, 25 March 2019 12:22 GMT

ARCHIVE PHOTO: A man tries to cross a road that is damaged by floodwaters near Jusk seaport, 2,000 km (1,240 miles) southeast of Tehran, in the wake of Cyclone Gonu June 8, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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DUBAI, March 25 (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in flash floods in Iran's southern province of Fars, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.

The floods follow heavy rains elsewhere in Iran, with more than 56,000 people living in 270 villages and small towns in the northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan along the Caspian Sea affected in recent days, state TV reported.

"At least 11 people were killed and 35 were injured in the Fars province," the head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Kolivand, said.

Iranian state TV said several provinces were on high alert for imminent flooding because of heavy rains. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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