Flash flood kills at least 21 people in southern Iran

Flash flood kills at least 21 people in southern Iran

Jul 23, 2022 by World - CBSNews.com

Key Facts

  • Karegar said rescue teams had saved 55 people who were trapped by the flash flooding, but at least six people were still missing.
  • Iran's interior minister, Ahmad Vahidi, shared his condolences with the families of the flood victims, state television later reported.
  • The dangers of flash flooding have also been exacerbated by the widespread construction of buildings and roads near riverbeds.
  • In March 2018, a flash flood in Fars province caused the death of 44.

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