Tehran, Sep 20 – Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 11 people near Tehran and in Iran’s southern provinces, state television said.
Six people died in the city of Pakdasht, south-east of Tehran, on Friday when a river broke its banks as they had a picnic.
Also on Friday night, four people died in Hormozgan province because of flash flooding.
Deforestation and improper building work near river beds are being blamed for a rise in the number of flash floods, the Associated Press reported.
Earlier in July, at least 11 people were killed in flash flooding in Iran.