Iranian state media say flash floods killed 20 people in several regions on Monday, as Iranian social media users criticized the nation’s president and local authorities for their handling of the disaster.
A spokesman for Iran's Crisis Management Organization told state news channel IRINN that 25 of the nation’s 31 provinces were hit by Monday’s floods.
Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted another emergency official as saying 18 people were killed in a flash flood that struck the southern city of Shiraz. The official who spoke to IRINN said flooding killed two other people in the western provinces of Lorestan and Kermanshah.
VOA Persian received and verified video of the Shiraz flood from social media users in Iran. One video clip showed cars being swept away on a road near the historic Quran Gate at the city's northwestern entrance.
Source : VOA