Flash Floods Toll Rises to 45

Flash Floods Toll Rises  to 45Flash Floods Toll Rises  to 45

A week after deadly flash floods and torrential rains ravaged several towns and villages in western parts of the country, the death toll rose to 45 with one child still missing in Chenar village, Ajabshir County in East Azarbaijan Province, said a report released by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization on Saturday. All the victims were residents of East Azarbaijan (40 deaths in Azarshahr and Ajabshir cities), and Kurdistan provinces (5 deaths in Saqqez and Baneh cities), IRNA reported. Some 32 towns and villages in the provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Kordestan, Mazandaran, and Zanjan were severely affected by the floods.


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