Flood in North of Iran Kills Two Children

Heavy rainfall has led to flash flood in the northern provinces of Mazandaran, and Golestan.

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ICBHR- Flash floods occurred in the north of Iran when heavy rains filled creeks and rivers. Thousands of thousands of citizens lost their houses after the local rivers and creeks overflowed in the northern regions of Iran.

Two children and a fisherman died, reported Tuhra.

The flood destroyed houses, roads, public places causing rapid rises of water in the past month, which led the rivers to overflow.

Heavy rains and flooding have been pounding Golestan province in northern Iran since Tuesday, March 19, 2019, uprooting trees and causing serious damage to the province’s facilities and power lines, reported state-run Mehr News.

At least six nearby-villages with the Golestan dam were forcibly evacuated. The flood intruded farther, and swallowed thousands of villages and dozens of villages.

The flood left damages including risk to human life, damage to buildings and infrastructure, and loss of crops and livestock. At least 1,000 villages were destroyed, according to the local officials. The people have no access to clean water as a result of the floods. The houses in the region are between 30% and 80% damaged.

The ruinous flood caused power outage in at least 40 villages, according to the local news. Many of the citizens have no access to the telecommunication network.

To date, no government support has been made for the homeless citizens in the southern province of the Caspian Sea.

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