At least four people have died in flash flooding in Iran’s southern province of Fars, while rescue operations are underway in several towns and villages.
Iran’s Red Crescent Society said earlier Monday that two people were killed as flood hit many towns and villages in the southern parts of the province.
Officials of the society later added that another man lost his life and eight were rescued in an operation to save three cars that were stuck in the floods in the city of Lamard.
The deputy head of the Red Crescent in the province, Mehdi Khoubyar, said on Monday that their teams had provided relief aid to hundreds of people in the last few days.
Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi said that another victim of the floods in the province was a 50-year-old woman who drowned in the city of Darab.
Earlier on Saturday, the head of the crisis management taskforce of Hormozgan province said that an eight-year-old girl was drowned by floodwater in Bandar Abbas.
Iran’s Meteorological Organization has predicted more rains, blizzards, thunderstorms, and hails for almost all the country in the next few days, especially in southern provinces of Kerman and Hormozgan. The precipitation comes after years of drought and are not likely to alleviate the country’s water crisis.