The grim news of fatal floods doesn’t end. In Iran, where people have been celebrating the start of their new year called Nowruz, flash floods have killed at least 24 people and injured over a hundred, according to the New York Times. According to local news, at least 19 died in the city of Shiraz alone. President Hassan Rouhani issued a nationwide alert to all governors Sunday as widespread flooding was revving up. Due to the holiday, many families had been traveling when the flooding began, a result of heavy rain showers. Northern provinces were especially hard hit initially, but the flooding is spreading, per local reports. As AccuWeather highlighted, the floodwaters were so strong in some areas, they were moving entire cars down highways-turned-rivers. An estimated 200 vehicles were swept away in Shiraz, per local news reports. Intense video footage circulating on social media shows people getting swept away, too. WARNING: Some may find this footage disturbing. “Protecting people’s life is the main priority, and the people of Iran should know that all authorities and the armed forces, as well as relief agencies are working round the clock,” said President Rouhani in a meeting Tuesday with his disaster management… Read full this story
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