The governor of Fars province, Enayatollah Rahimi, said the flooding was now under control and rescue teams had been deployed to the worst-hit areas.
He added: “I am urging people to stay inside their homes in order to remain unharmed.”
Further torrential rain has been forecast for the north and east of the country in the coming hours and days.
Flood warnings have been issued in almost all provinces, including the capital Tehran.


The heavy rains began a week ago in the northern part of the country ( Golestan province along the Caspian Sea). In the Northern province Mazandaran dozens of bridges are destroyed in the floodings. In the Western province Kermanshah the river Arvand is flooding. Shiraz is the capital of Kermanshah. Shiraz has a history of severe floodings.


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