Biblical Floods Kill At Least 12 in Iran and Leave Thousands Homeless As Pandemic Worsens

Flash floods in several provinces of Iran have killed at least 12 people and injured 17 others.

Swollen rivers caused by heavy spring rainfall have inundated residential areas in the cities and villages of provinces of Hormozgan, Fars, Bushehr, Qom, Gilan, Kerman, and Sistan and Baluchestan, already overwhelmed by the Corona outbreak.

While C19 continues to wreak havoc across Iran, Iran’s Emergency Medical Service announced on Monday that flooding caused by torrential rains in several provinces has killed at least 12 people and injured 17 people.

The severe flooding also displaced thousands.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and other organizations are carrying out rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit provinces.

Heavy rainfalls have forced the authorities in a number of cities to declare state of emergency and order the evacuation of people from residential areas.

Governor of the port city of Chabahar in southeast Iran said torrential rains over the past 24 hours have caused serious damages to the urban and rural infrastructures of the region.

More biblical flooding news on The Remnants. [IFP]