174 cities and villages Evacuated in Khuzestan Province
Due to the heavy rain starting again in Khuzestan province, the Crisis Management Organization on Sunday reported the evacuation of 174 towns and villages facing flood.
Behnam Saeedi, the spokesperson for the organization said it is possible for more villages to receive the evacuation order in the upcoming hours.
Saeedi said: “So far 174 towns and villages have been evacuated in Khuzestan province for the fear of flood, and it is possible for the number of villages to go up.”
According to Saeedi, in order to save the lives of the residents, water has been diverted from residential areas to farms, which has caused damage to the farms.
IRNA reported that the rise of the Karoun river has caused problems for the swear system of Ahvaz city.
The deadly floods in Iran started almost three weeks ago in the Northern provinces of the country and gradually moved towards the south and southwest.
The provinces of Golestan, Fars, and Lorestan and Hamedan were hit the hardest. At least 70 were killed by the floods and events caused by them in 13 provinces. Fars province with 21 dead, Lorestan with 15, Golestan and Hamedan with 8 saw the most killed by the flood.