IRGC Quds Force's Commander has said tents used to serve the pilgrims of Imam Hossein (PBUH) during the Arbaeen pilgrimage, will be sent to the flood-stricken regions of Iran to help accommodate the flood victims.

Iran Press/Iran news: Pointing to the recent heavy downpours that caused devastating floods and damage to many regions, including the provinces of Lorestan, and Khuzestan that borders Iraq, IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Ghasem Soleimani said that the 'mokeb' tents will be set up in such areas with the aim of providing accommodation, food and beverage and medical services to the flood-hit people.

Heavy rains in the past two weeks have caused devastating floods in various parts of Iran, leading to the death of over 70 people and injuring and displacing of many others, Mehr News Agency reported.

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The flash floods hit 400 villages and cities in 26 provinces across Iran.

Meanwhile, rescue teams, Iranian armed forces, and volunteers from across the country have been making every effort to limit the flood damage as much as possible, and to help out the victims.

Mokebs are special tents that are established along the way to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala every year during the Arbaeen trek -- which commemorates the 40th day of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

The tents serve the pilgrims of the third Shia Imam, who revisit Karbala on foot (Arbaeen march) to show their pledge of support to the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).


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