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Floods in Iran – 150,000 people in 620 villages of Lorestan Province lack water

Devastating flood in Poledokhtar, Lorestan Province, western Iran
Devastating flood in Poledokhtar, Lorestan Province, western Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 3, 2019 - People in flood hit cities, town and villages across Iran are complaining of regime authorities failing to provide any aid for the tens of thousands in desperate need. Reports indicate 150,000 people in 620 villages of Lorestan Province alone (in western Iran) are lacking even drinking water. A regime official in the city of Khorramabad, capital of Lorestan Province, says 120 local villages lack drinking water.

Floodwaters in Lorestan Province have caused severe damages to many rural and urban areas, most of which has been witnessed in the city of Poledokhtar.

There is no means of commuting to 250 villages around the city of Nurabad, Lorestan Province, western Iran, according to the city mayor.

Reports indicate a 48-year old man drowned in a flooding river near Kuhdasht of Kermanshah Province in western Iran.

Floodwaters have entered the locals’ farms near the city of Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.

 

 

 

Flood waters entering people’s farms in the Sadat Hajabie district of Shush.

 

 

 

At least 67 villages in Khuzestan Province are on the verge of receiving evacuation orders. These numbers are rising as more towns and villages receive such instructions. Locals are complaining that officials are not providing any safe haven to actually evacuate to.

In other parts of the oil-rich Khuzestan Province, from 1:30 am local time of early Wednesday morning, people in villages near the cities of Dasht-e Azadegan and Susangerd began clashing with units of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

The IRGC had opened flood dams built by the locals in a nearby area to prevent floodwaters from entering their farms. The IRGC, however, was seeking to prevent floodwaters from entering oil wells in this area that are controlled by its units.

The people showing resistance resulted in IRGC units opening fire and locals responding in self-defense. Reports indicate a number of civilians have been injured and one, by the name of Abud Rabie, is reportedly in dire conditions. Other reports indicate Rabie lost his life after being shot in the neck by the IRGC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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