Flash floods kill 11 people in northern Iran

Flash floods kill 11 people in northern Iran

TEHRAN: Iran’s state media say heavy rains triggered flash floods that killed 11 people in a mountainous area in the country’s north.

State television says authorities fear more casualties from the Sunday evening floods in the provinces of Tehran, Alborz and Qazvin. It says a Chinese national was among those killed.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday quoted local officials as saying two women were among those killed and that at least 20 cars were swept away by the water, many with people inside them, including one with a just-married couple.

The area has been without electricity and rescue workers are still working, despite heavy rains overnight.

Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods in this part of the country to improper construction near river beds and deforestation.
[AP]

Related Post

ISIS militants ‘caught dressing in WOMEN’S clothes and wearing ...
views 303
Islamic State fighters are shaving off their beards and dressing as women in a bid to escape from battle, Iraqi forces have claimed. A series of pictu...
Italy fireworks factory blast kill 9
views 51
The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in southern Italy has risen to nine after one of those hurt succumbed to his injuries Sunday, ...
Fire destroys French migrant camp
views 4
A camp housing 1,500 migrants in northern France has been destroyed in a fire that officials said began during a fight between Afghans and Kurds. The ...
Death toll at 24 in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion
views 68
The death toll from a petrochemical plant explosion in southeastern Mexico has risen to 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos has reported. Pemex ...
Georgia floods: Lions, tigers, crocs and hippos roam free after killer floo...
views 157
CROCODILES, lions, tigers, bears, wolves and a hippo have escaped from a major city zoo after freak floods which are now believed to have killed 12 pe...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK