Flash Flood in South of Iran Leaves 11 Dead

Heavy rain caused a sudden flash flood in the city of Shiraz, Iran’s southern province of Fars, on Monday, leaving at least 11 people dead.

Iran’s Emergency Medical Services Director Pir Hossein Koulivand said 11 people were killed and 45 others injured in today’s flooding in the city.

He added that 30 of those injured have been hospitalized and the rest were released after treatment.

Emergency and rescue organizations are on full alert in different provinces of Iran as heavy rain is predicted to continue to fall in much of the country, especially in the western and southern regions, until Tuesday.

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