Jan 13, 2020 16:39 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 12, 2020 14:54 Asia/Tehran]

Sistan-Balouchestan (IP) - Experiencing devastating drought in recent years, all cities and villages across southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan, mostly in the southern part of the province hit by severe floods.

Iran Press/Iran news: Most parts in the Chabahar, Nikshahr, Dalghan, Konarak, and Sarbaz are affected by floods and their communication is cut off.

Heavy rains started on Thursday in the southern of Sistan-Balouchestan province and make heavy floods, and mobilization of all facilities to render services to the flood-stricken people continued.

In recent days, severe rainfall and flooding have blocked roads, destroyed houses, farms and displaced hundreds of people in the south part of the Sistan-Balouchestan province, Iran Press reported.

The Red Crescent Society of the province has so far helped about 35,000 people affected by recent rain and flood.

At the same time, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' Quds Force has also sent 10,000 family assistance packages, a thousand packages of home appliances and other necessary equipment to the areas.

Flood poured into Sistan and Baluchestan and Kerman, inundating hundreds of villages in the provinces, interrupting the people live in the area.

Heavy rainfall over the last two days in Baluchestan district in southern Sistan and Baluchestan has caused seasonal rivers to flood in many cities in the region and has caused extensive damage to infrastructure and people's homes and also blocked rural roads linking more than 500 villages.

In some 40 towns and villages in Sistan and Baluchestan, first responders have rescued 1,250 people and provided emergency accommodation for more than 300 people.

Flooding has also affected 300 villages in Kerman Province, where many villages are also covered by heavy snow.


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