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Criticism grows as Iranian authorities respond to floods

Many Iranian provinces have been hit by flash flooding as criticism grows online about prevention efforts.
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Iran's Meteorological Organization has warned of more floods to come in Iran as a number of provinces have been hit by heavy rain and flooding. The massive scale of the flooding and the number of those impacted has prompted the government to call in the military for disaster response.

Fars and Lorestan are the latest provinces hit by floods. In Shiraz, 17 people have been reported killed in flash flooding so far, with an additional 68 injured.

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