Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, March 23, 2020—Floods across Iran’s southern provinces are causing havoc and destroying people’s lives, killing at least 11 and leaving many injured in the past two days. A 32-year old woman and a five-year-old girl in the city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, and a 58-year old man in Larestan have lost their lives due to the floods. These unfortunate incidents have also left behind many injured, two of which are in Bandar Kangan near Bushehr, southern Iran, and another in the city of Darab. Rains were reported on Sunday, March 22 in the provinces of Hormozgan, Fars, Bushehr, Sistan & Baluchistan, and Kerman.
Kangan was reporting more 120 millimeters of rains, 100 millimeters pouring down on Sunday alone. These rains have caused power outages in various villages of these cities, along with dangerous mudslides between the two towns of Rahak and Dir in Bushehr Province. The governor in Kangan has confirmed that these rains have caused damages to local infrastructure, homes, livestock and people’s vehicles.
March 22 – Floods reported in Asaluyen and Kangan / Site Number 2 of the South Pars Special Region located between Asaluyeh and Kangan
Intense rains and floods in Asaluyeh
A small sea vessel being engulfed by floodwaters in Asaluyeh
Floods in Bushehr
Following the recent rains, reports indicate that roads to more than 40 villages, home to more than 7,000 people, have been blocked.
In the city of Poledokhtar in Lorestan Province, many of the local roads are reportedly engulfed by floodwaters and damages have been inflicted on people’s homes and stores. Roads leading to many villages, including those in the Paie district of Lorestan, are blocked by floods. In addition to Lorestan, floods are threatening people’s lives in Khuzestan, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Golestan, Mazandaran, Hormozgan and Sistan & Baluchistan Province.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), expressed her sympathy for the disaster-stricken people of Iran, reminding the regime's lack of response measures to natural disasters in Iran.