4 Die in Flash Floods

4 Die in Flash Floods  4 Die in Flash Floods

Seven people lost their lives (4 drowned and 3 hit by lightening in Golestan and Mazandaran provinces), due to Friday’s flash floods following torrential rains that also affected Semnan, Ardebil and East Azarbaijan provinces, said Naser Charkhsaz, head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS). By Saturday morning, 199 people were provided relief by 18 rescue and relief teams in 6 cities and villages, the Persian language newspaper ‘Ebtekar’ quoted him as saying. Flood waters were also drained out from 56 residential buildings in the three provinces. Over 4,000 people have been affected by the disaster, he added.