Flood Death Toll Climbs to 90 

Flood Death Toll Climbs to 90 
Flood Death Toll Climbs to 90 

The death toll from floods and mudslides unleashed by heavy torrential rain surged to 90 on Wednesday according to a new update by the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Pirhossein Koulivand. 
“The number of people missing in these floods also reached eight,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Last week’s floods, triggered by heavy rains of the monsoon season, caused widespread damage to homes, agricultural fields, livestock and roads in 24 provinces across Iran. 
Rescuers are still searching for those missing in the wave of floods and carrying out operations in 661 locations, Koulivand said. 
Tehran Province, home to the capital, suffered the most damage in terms of lives lost, with 43 of residents dead and three still missing. 
Forecasts suggest that the province is liable to floods until Thursday and authorities have placed all emergency units on alert to prevent another disaster.
The general public have been warned against camping in or near riverbanks. 
Iran is not the only country in the region struck by heavy floods this summer. Nations including India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates have also reported devastating floods and casualties. 

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