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Iran News: Flash Floods Claim Lives in Southeastern Parts of the Country

In the aftermath of devastating flash floods hitting the regions of Sistan and Baluchestan, Kushkunar Parsian, Hormozgan, and Asalouyeh, tragedy struck as three Iranian citizens lost their lives in the Karvandar Town in the Khosh District.

According to reports from the ISNA state news agency, the regime’s crisis management organization has issued warnings regarding the possibility of floods striking five provinces: Bushehr, Hormozgan, Kerman, Fars, and Sistan and Baluchestan.

A spokesperson for the regime’s crisis headquarters said, “Since early Tuesday morning, rainfall has resumed, and thus far, three individuals have been injured in Asalouyeh.”

As a result of the floods, twelve routes in Sistan and Baluchestan have been blocked off, and seven adobe and mud-brick houses in Qasr-e Qand have been completely destroyed.

State media reported the discovery of the bodies of three of the four missing railway workers in the floods in the Karvandar region of Khosh County. According to the ILNA News Agency ILNA, a laborer said, “On Tuesday, April 16, the bodies of three missing persons, who had disappeared, were found approximately 5 kilometers downstream from the accident site, and efforts to find the fourth individual are ongoing by rescue workers and local residents.”

The identities of the three workers, reportedly railway engineers, have been disclosed as Ehsan Nazari, Mohammadreza Reyhani, and Mansour Daliri, all residents of Rafsanjan.

The official news agency IRNA reported, “As flash floods hit the southern cities of Sistan and Baluchestan province, 135 individuals from 35 families have been affected.”

Iran grapples with longstanding challenges stemming from mismanagement and systemic failures in infrastructure development, particularly in water resource utilization. Despite a history of advanced hydraulic engineering, the regime’s failure to effectively harness water has led to chronic shortages, worsened by recurrent droughts and climate change. Insufficient investment in modernizing irrigation systems leaves rural communities, heavily reliant on agriculture, vulnerable. Regions like Sistan and Baluchestan face heightened risks, with inadequate flood control measures compounding the impacts of flash floods.