Search and Rescue Operations Continue Amid Deadly Floods in South Iran

At least 22 people were killed as flooding hit the southern Iranian city of Estahban, the Red Crescent Society of Iran (IRCS) said on July 24.

A three-year-old boy was among the dead, the IRCS said. Efforts to locate a missing one-and-a-half-year-old girl were underway, according to IRCS. The Managing Director of the Fars Red Crescent provincial branch Hossein Darvishi said, “The Red Crescent relief workers saved 74 people from flooding. Two people are still missing.”

Iranian Minister of Interior Ahmad Vahidi visited the flood-stricken area, the IRCS said in its statement. These photographs, published by Fars News Agency, show him visiting the area. Credit: Fars News Agency via Storyful

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