Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:17AM
Rescue workers from Iran’s Red Crescent Society help flood-hit families in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan. (Photo by Mehr)
Rescue workers from Iran’s Red Crescent Society help flood-hit families in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan. (Photo by Mehr)

Six villages have been evacuated due to the ongoing floods in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan as rescue operations continue in the area.

Rescue teams evacuated over 100 families from the six villages located in the path of floodwaters.

There has been no official account of the fatalities of floodings which has hit several southern areas of the province over the past few days.

However, local sources have so far reported the death of two people in the villages of Khash and the town of Chabahar.

Flood hits several southern areas of Iran’s southeastern province of Sitan-and-Baluchestan. (Photo by Mehr)

Based on the initial estimates, the flood has damaged 700 residential units, with 168 structures sustaining major damage.

Meanwhile, 162 teams from Iran’s Red Crescent Society have been conducting rescue operation for over 7,700 people.

The rescue teams have also recovered 165 vehicles entrapped in the floods.