The Deputy Chief Coordinator of the Iranian army has said the armed forces are standing by the people of Khuzestan with all their might.

Iran Press/Iran news: Rear admiral Habibollah Sayyari, has paid a visit to flood-hit districts of the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan.

Rear admiral Sayyari expressed hope that there will be no more crises in Khuzestan Province, Iran Press reported.

He added: "We need to join hands to solve problems."

A state of emergency has been declared in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan amid the threat of new flooding.

Five major rivers flow through Khuzestan province, including river Karoun — Iran’s biggest — multiplying the threat of flooding.

Meanwhile, 55 villages lying close to the rivers have been evacuated.

Heavy rains triggered raging torrents of water in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces on March 19.

The death toll from the recent flash floods across the country currently stands at 42, said Ahmad Shojaee, the head of Iran's Forensic Medicine Organization.

The Iranian government has mobilized to help the victims and minimize further loss of life or damage. 105/211


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