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Floods kill at least 22 in southern Iran

/ 11:01 AM July 24, 2022
Floods kill at least 22 in southern Iran

Rescuers work following the flood in Estahban county in southern Iran July 23, 2022. Iranian Red Crescent Society/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI — At least 22 people were killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains in Iran’s southern province of Fars, a provincial official said on Saturday.

There was at least one person missing, said Khalil Abdollahi, head of the province’s crisis management department, quoted by the semi-official news agency Tasnim.

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He said 55 people had been rescued in the flood which submerged 15 cars.

The governor of Fars province declared Sunday a day of mourning, state media said.

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