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70 killed in floods in Iran, thousands shifted

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 6 2019 3:55PM
70 killed in floods in Iran, thousands shifted
Khuzestan/New Delhi, Apr. 6(HS): The head of emergency services of country, Pirhossein Koulivand stated that minimum 70 people were killed in Khuzestan province of Iran. The people are being shifted to safer areas. More than 1000 people were airlifted. Around 1900 cities and villages have been affected for last 18 days due to heavy rains in the region. Provincial Governor, Gholamreza Shariati has requested women and children to evacuate and asked youth to help them in rescue operation. It is a difficult situation for aid agencies also, as more than 86000 people have been shifted to emergency shelters. Armed forces and medical units have been deployed to the fullest of their capacities. As this is an oil-rich region, even energy companies are helping in rescue operations by using pumps to reduce water levels. Government has also promised to compensate for losses. Hindusthan Samachar/Bharati/Pramod \
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