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Floods in Iran have already killed 76 people

It has been nearly a month since severe floods hit Iran, which has already caused enormous material damage – the latest official estimates released on Sunday are about 2 billion euros, but also and especially the death of 76 people, according to the report published on the website of the Iranian Forensic Institute.

These floods are caused by torrential rains that hit the country since 19 March. Bad weather that caused the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.

25 of the 31 Iranian provinces are affected

Quoted by the official Irna news agency, Interior Minister Abdol Rahmani Fazli told parliament on Sunday that 25 of the country's 31 provinces are affected by the floods and that the damage is between 300,000 and 350,000 billion rials. Iran (between 1.93 and 2.25 billion euros at the free market rate).

Minister of Transport and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami told parliament that "more than 14,000 kilometers of roads" have been damaged and 725 bridges […] totally destroyed ".

The agricultural sector is also badly affected.

According to the head of the national meteorology, these floods are due " to climate change and global warming Of the planet, and do not necessarily mean the end of the chronic drought affecting Iran. To help it cope with the scourge, several countries have sent material aid.

This Sunday, eastern Iran remains on alert.

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