IRAN: At least 17 people were killed and six others went missing when southern Iran was struck by flood alongside relentless rainfall, state media reported on Saturday.
Yousef Kargar, an Iranian politician who is currently the governor of Fars province, told media that around 5pm on Friday, heavy rainfall baffled the towns of Ij and Roodbal, which ultimately led to flooding.
He said that 17 dead bodies were found around Estehban and six people went missing as a result of the calamity. The governor added that 13 out of the total 17 victims have been identified, while the authorities are working to identify the remaining four.
Kargar said that sightseers and local citizens who were at the Roodbal river were caught in the flood due to the sudden rise in water level. Videos were posted on social media which showed cars caught in the flood at the riverside.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office extended their condolences to their south-western neighbor, expressing deep grief and sorrow at the loss of life and loss of property brought about by the flood
In a press release, representatives of the Foreign Office said that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we wish a swift recovery to those injured as a result of this calamity. The Foreign Office assured its neighbor that Pakistan stands in solidarity with the government and people of Iran at this moment of sorrow.