Heavy rain causes deadly flooding in Iran

The videos have been posted on social media and Iranian news sites. showed heartbreaking scenes or water rushes to city centers and residential areas. raging water collapsed walls, swallowed cars and drowned people as trapped spectators scream for help, videos are shown. In some areas, roads turned into lakes.

Ancient city Yazd, A UNESCO heritage site with narrow labyrinthine streets, domed adobe brick houses and ancient cooling elements known as wind traps, badly hurt infrastructure damage, and the historical part of the city was evacuated, according to local media. In the Yazd area, the video showed flock of sheep be washed away by floods.

Mehdi Walipour, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s emergency service, told state television on Friday that most of the casualties occurred in a Tehran suburb. Imamzade Davud, a fresh city perched on a mountain that draws summer pilgrims to its small religious shrine.

Some local officials and legislators said the level of destruction caused by the flooding was partly due to a lack of timely warning and emergency preparations, as well as unregulated development.

“The chain of mismanagement has led to much more destruction and death of a number of our compatriots in the Imamzadeh Daoud and Kan area,” MP Mohsen Pirhadi, a member of the parliament’s city government committee, said after visiting the region on Friday.

The United Arab Emirates has also experienced record heavy rainfall over the past few days. destructive flood roads, shops and cars. The emirates of Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah were also hardest hit. fujairah According to local authorities and media reports, it received the highest amount of rainfall in nearly three decades.

The UAE interior minister said on Friday that seven Asian foreigners had died in the floods. At least 4,000 people were evacuated to shelters, and many homes, businesses and livestock were badly damaged or destroyed, according to media reports.