TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Heavy rains have triggered flash flooding in northern and western Iran, killing not less than two folks, Iranian state tv reported Thursday.
In line with Pirhossein Koulivand, the top of the nation’s emergency providers, one fatality was reported in Qazvin province and the opposite in Ilam province up to now 24 hours, the state TV mentioned. Kolivand additionally reported a 3rd fatality, in West Azerbaijan province, the place an individual died from a lightning strike.
Iran’s meteorological division has warned of the seasonal rains in lots of areas throughout the nation, together with within the capital of Tehran.
Iran has suffered a decadeslong drought and the flood is blamed on local weather change, in addition to a disregard of security measures akin to building of buildings and roads close to river beds.
Final July, not less than 61 folks died in landslides and flash floods throughout the nation.