July 28 – A landslide brought on by heavy rains on Thursday killed at the least six individuals in Tehran, Iranian state media reported, and as many as 14 individuals have been reported nonetheless lacking
Officers warned that heavier rains have been anticipated later Thursday.
Yahya Saleh Tabari, head of Tehran’s emergency centre, urged individuals to keep away from mountainous areas and riversides within the capital.
At the very least 9 individuals have been injured within the mudslides triggered by flash floods that drenched the foothills of the Alborz mountains within the early hours of Thursday, damaging the Imamzadeh Davood shrine in northwestern Tehran.
The shrine, which dates again to the Safavid interval (1501-1736), lies near the Tochal ski resort and is a well-liked trekking route in the summertime.
Tehran’s governor Mohsen Mansouri mentioned residents had largely didn’t heed warnings of heavy rains and doable floods.
He mentioned a number of different areas of Higher Tehran have been additionally hit by floods, together with Pardis, Shemiranat and Damavand.
The top of Iran’s Crimson Crescent Society, Pirhossein Kolivand, advised state TV that 18 of the nation’s 31 provinces had been hit by floods.
On Saturday, flash floods in Iran’s southern Fars killed 22 individuals.