1131 GMT August 17, 2017
Spokesman of Iran’s Disaster Management Organization Behnam Saeidi told state-run IRINN TV Aug. 12 that ten people were killed in Khorasan and two others in Golestan provinces, Trend News Agency reported.
He said that the rainfall would continue in Iran’s northeast in coming days.
Some people are also missing.
Since Thursday, rescue teams have come to the aid of more than 2,000 people in flood-hit areas in the provinces of Gilan, Golestan, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and Semnan, Tasnim News Agency quoted Head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Morteza Salimi as saying.
In April, landslides and floods in northwestern Iran killed 36 people.
Thirty out of the total number were killed in the East Azerbaijan Province, one in West Azerbaijan and five in the Kordestan Province.