Mon May 8, 2017 05:25AM
This picture dated May 6, 2017 shows flooding in Iran. (Tasnim News Agency)
This picture dated May 6, 2017 shows flooding in Iran. (Tasnim News Agency)

Four women have gone missing and two more been injured following flooding in a southwestern Iranian province, caused by downpours.

The flooding happened on Sunday in Lordegan County of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, said Director General of the province’s Crisis Management Directorate Sattar Farhadi.

Those affected belonged to Seyyed Mohammad Village in the county, where 40 rural households have also suffered material losses as a result of the flooding, he noted.

The official said torrential rains had also damaged bridges and infrastructure in Darreh-Yas Village of the province’s Kouhrang County.

The floods and thunderstorms of the past days have also left the province’s nomadic tribes faced with complexities and claimed some of their livestock.

Farhadi said the province’s population and tribes have been alerted to the likelihood of prolonged inclement weather.

Shahin Fat'hi, of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Search and Rescue Department, said on Saturday that as many as 12 provinces, including Tehran, Mazandaran, Isfahan, and Fars have been hit by floods following three straight days of heavy rains.

Downpours caused power cuts in Tehran Province and destroyed five houses in its Firouzkouh County.

Flooded streets are seen after recent heavy rains in Tehran. (Photo by Mehr News Agency)

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Last month, torrential rains caused flooding and landslides in four provinces in Iran’s northwest, killing a total of 48 people.