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Severe flash floods hit Fars Province, leaving at least 20 people dead and 3 missing, Iran

iran estehban fars province flooding july 22 2022

At least 20 people have been killed and 3 others remain missing after heavy rainfall hit parts of southern Iran on July 22, 2022.

According to Yousef Kargar, governor of Estahban County in the province of Fars, heavy rains hit the towns of Ij and Roodbal around 17:00 LT on Jul 22, causing severe flash flooding.

“As a result of the flood, 17 bodies have been found in the vicinity of Estahban, of which 13 have been identified,” Kargar said.

Rescue teams saved 55 people trapped by floodwaters but at least 6 people remain missing, Kargar added.

Rescuers later found three more bodies.

Featured image credit: Arab Storms

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