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Floods in Iran – Village in Khuzestan Province literally drowns

The village of Bondeh near Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
The village of Bondeh near Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 12, 2019 - Disturbing reports of escalating floods in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan in southwest Iran indicates the entire village of Bondeh near the city of Susangerd has literally drowned. Locals are saying floodwater levels have reached two meters, engulfing their homes and destroying all their farms.

 

 

Floodwaters have also entered the Agriculture and Industry complex in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province.

 

 

The Bahmansheer River has also risen, endangering the lives of many in the city of Abadan, near the Iraq-Iran-Kuwait borders.

 

Bahmansheer River overflowing – Abadan, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

Bahmansheer River overflowing – Abadan, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

 

Unfortunately, reports indicate 16-year old Qasem Mansouri drowned to death in the Elhaie region of Khuzestan Province while helping other locals repair a flood barrier. This tragic incident took place on Thursday.

 

Qasem Mansouri, a 16-year old young man who lost his life while helping his fellow locals repair a flood barrier

Qasem Mansouri, a 16-year old young man who lost his life while helping his fellow locals repair a flood barrier

 

Many roads are reportedly blocked across this vast province, including the western sections of the Ahvaz beltway. These paths being blocked leave thousands of people helpless and in desperate need of aid. Locals in flood-hit areas are complaining on a wide scale about not receiving any help from the mullahs’ regime and state authorities.

Khuzestan Province is also full of water canals. Reports indicate the Salman Canal has overflowed and flooded 12 kilometers of highway west of Ahvaz.

As floodwaters are entering Ahvaz, reports indicate the western parts of the city are witnessing rising water levels and authorities have evacuated the Imam Ali Hospital.

Due to mismanagement and lack of proper measures by city authorities, sewage water is reportedly overflowing into the streets of downtown Ahvaz, including the bazaar area between Naderi Street and a nearby road. These conditions have been ongoing for a few days now and the municipality has refused to take any measures in this regard.

Reports also show locals of various areas are taking matters into their own hands, especially after realizing there is no state aid in sight. Youth in the town of Malashiyeh were seen erecting a flood barrier to prevent rising floodwaters from destroying their homes and farms. This town is located 25 kilometers from the city of Ahvaz.

 

 

A brave local in Ahvaz confronted Mohsen Heidari Alekasir, the Friday prayer imam in Ahvaz, and a member of the regime’s so-called Assembly of Experts. Friday prayer imams are considered representatives of the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

“We will not leave our town, Hamidiyeh! Over our dead bodies. We are willing to sell our houses to purchase sand bags and erect flood barriers,” he said to Alekasir. As another sign of no state aid, locals in Khuzestan are forced to purchase their own sand bags.

 

 

 

More rain is in the forecast on Friday for the southern areas of Kurdistan Province and the majority of areas in the provinces Kermanshah, Lorestan, Ilam, northern Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed, and the northern parts of Bushehr.

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