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Pictures talk: The town of Pol Dokhtar submerged in floodwaters

Floods washed out the main road to Pol Dokhtar, (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)
Floods washed out the main road to Pol Dokhtar, (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 17, 2019 - As floods in most provinces of Iran continue to ravage people’s lives and hundreds of thousands become homeless seeking refuge on higher grounds without a shelter or basic needs, weather forecast expects more rain.

The town of Pol Dokhtar in Lorestan Province, western Iran, is one of the most flood-hit areas in Iran. Recent pictures speak volumes of the disaster that Pol Dokhtar residents are facing.

 

Floods washed out the main road to Pol Dokhtar, (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

Floods washed out the main road to Pol Dokhtar, (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

The suffering people of Pol Dokhtar are left with nothing to live on (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

The suffering people of Pol Dokhtar are left with nothing to live on (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

Picture of a boy in mud up to his knees in Pol Dokhtar (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

Picture of a boy in mud up to his knees in Pol Dokhtar (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

A man in Pol Dokhtar standing with the most primitive tool to fight one of the most horrible floods (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

A man in Pol Dokhtar standing with the most primitive tool to fight one of the most horrible floods (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

With no help from the government, the people of Pol Dokhtar have to help themselves (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

With no help from the government, the people of Pol Dokhtar have to help themselves (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

This is what is left of a house in Pol Dokhtar after the devastating floods (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

This is what is left of a house in Pol Dokhtar after the devastating floods (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

A simple walk in the muds up to a man’s knee in Pol Dokhtar becomes a challenge (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

A simple walk in the muds up to a man’s knee in Pol Dokhtar becomes a challenge (Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

This is what is left of a house’s front yard: The bicycle is buried in the mud. (Pol Dokhtar - Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

This is what is left of a house’s front yard: The bicycle is buried in the mud. (Pol Dokhtar - Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

 

It is hard to recognize anything left behind after the floods (Pol Dokhtar - Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

It is hard to recognize anything left behind after the floods (Pol Dokhtar - Lorestan Province - Western Iran)

 

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