Saturday, May 21, 2022

Heavy downpour triggers flooding in western Iran, causing damage

Torrential rain has triggered flooding in areas in western Iranian Ilam province, inflicting damage on the local infrastructure.

“Following rain today and overnight, a river passing through the middle of the [provincial] town of Mormori burst its banks, inflicting heavy damage on people’s homes,” said a local official.

“The water getting into homes and business buildings was as deep as a meter, which caused damage to household appliances and livestock that locals keep,” the official added.

The province got around 1 meter of rain in a matter of hours, causing rivers to overflow and bridges to submerge.

Flooding has relatively subsided now, and relief teams are on the ground reaching out to the stricken people.

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