18 Apr 2024
Friday 29 July 2022 - 17:40
Story Code : 398687

Flash floods in Tehran kill at least 6, injure 9, 14 missing

Flash floods in Tehran kill at least 6, injure 9, 14 missing
Heavy rainfall and subsequent flash floods and mudslide in northwestern Tehran last night killed at least six people and injured nine more while several others are still missing.

Early on Thursday morning, flash floods and mudslides washed away the Imamzadeh Dawood compound in the northwest of the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The incident happened around 1:30 am Tehran Local Time on Thursday morning and rescue and medical teams were immediately dispatched to the area to save the trapped people inthe area.

Mudslide kills 3, injures 8 more in northwestern Tehran

The Minister of Interior Ahmad Vahidi, Tehran's mayor Zakani and the Governor of Tehran as well as the head of the Red Crescent Society visited the mudslide-hit areasto monitor the rescue operations.

According to the latest reports, at least 6 people died as a result of the mudslide while nine other people are reported to have been injured. As many as 14 people are still missing.

Floods in Tehran kill at least 5, injure 9, dozens missing

The rescue operations were still underway in the morning.

The relevant Iranian apparatuses including the meteorological organization had previously warned the citizens about the heavy rainfalls and subsequent danger of floods based on themeteorological forecast.

President Ebrahim Raisi ordered the authorities in Tehran Province to use all the facilities and capabilities to assist the people affected by the mudslide.

Based on the meteorological forecast, Iran's red crescent has warned the people in Tehran to keep away from the rivers and areas that are prone to creating flash floods for Friday night.



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