Monday, June 24, 2024

Flooding kills one in western Iran; heavy rainfalls expected in many cities

One person has lost her life in flooding, caused by heavy downpours of rain, in Iran’s western province of Ilam.

Seyd Nour Alimardari, a local emergency aid official, said a 50-year-old woman was reported to be missing as floods wreaked havoc on Mehran County in the western Iranian province.

Search teams later found her dead body, he added.

Flooding has inflicted material damage on many affected areas of the province, with more rainfalls forecast for the days to come.

Weather officials had earlier issued warnings for heavy downpours and consequent flooding not just in Ilam, but in many other parts of the country, including the capital, Tehran.

Tehran and other areas in its vicinity have received ‘orange alert’ for flooding, with people advised to avoid riversides.

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