Major Floods Hit Iran: Death Toll Continues to Exceed

Major Floods Hit Iran_ Death Toll Continues to Exceed

The loss of life from major floods in Iran during recent days has increased to 62, the head of the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization has told the local media. Ahmad Shojaee told the semi-official Fars news organization the southern region of Fars had been hardest hit, around 21 people died. Fourteen individuals lost their lives in the western territory of Lorestan and eight in the northern region of Golestan, he mentioned.

Flood-related deaths have been accounted for in 11 of Iran’s 31 regions, Shojaee included. The semi-official ISNA news organization said the present toll was a count of the victims whose bodies have been sent to coroners across the nation, indicating that it is possible that the number might rise.

The vast majority of the nation has been influenced by flooding since March. The north-east was overwhelmed on 19 March before the west and south-west of the nation were overwhelmed on 25 March, killing at least 45 individuals. Flooding in the west and south-west proceeded on 1 April, when substantial rainfall returned.

according to Behnam Saeedi, a representative for the National Disaster Management Organization, Seventy-eight intercity streets have been obstructed, upwards of 2,199 country streets and 84 spans have been washed away, crosswise over 15 regions, 141 rivers burst their banks and around 400 landslides were accounted for.

The administration said the flooding had harmed almost 7,500 miles (12,000km) of streets or 36% of the nation’s whole network.

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