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21 killed in floods in southern Iran

posted onJuly 23, 2022

At least 21 people died in flash flood on Friday in Estahban area of Fars province in southern Iran after a heavy rainfall hit the area.

The flood left several other missing.

 "Around 5:00 pm yesterday, heavy rains... in the central parts of Estahban County led to flooding," Yousef Kargar, the governor of Estahban told state media, IRNA.

The flash flood happened on a summer weekend, when families gathered in cooler areas  such as riversides, lakesides and valleys.

At least 17 people died and 74 more injured in heavy flood in Shiraz in 2019.