Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed condolences to the government of Sri Lanka over deaths in floods and landslides in the South Asian country.
In his message on Monday, Bahram Qassemi offered Iran’s sympathy for the loss of tens of Sri Lankan people in the natural disasters.
Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the island nation faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue.
111 people are still reported missing and 95 injured after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003, according to the state-run Disaster Management Center. Nearly 500,000 people have been affected by the disaster, the worst since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.