Iran flood death toll rises to 76

Last Updated: Apr 15 2019 13:35

TEHRAN- 76 people have so far lost their lives in the floods that have devastated Iran in recent weeks.

“With the death of five people in the Khuzestan province flood and another person in Ilam province, the death toll, since March 19, has now reached 76,” according to a statement published online by the coroner’s office.

Weather department has forecasted heavy rains again, bringing no respite to battered and weather torn people.

Sharing information about the damaged infrastructure, transport minister Mohammad Eslami told parliament, “More than 14,000 kilometres (8,700 miles) of roads have been damaged. 725 bridges have been totally destroyed.”

Sahar Tajbakhsh, head of Iran’s meteorology service, has blamed climate change and global warming for the floods.

In this devastating situation, neighboring countries have come forward to help Iran with even France donating 210 tents and 114 pumps.