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Flash floods kill 17 in Iran, 2 in Kurdistan Region

By Rudaw 15/4/2017
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SORAN, Kurdistan Region – At least two people have died after flash floods caused by heavy rain hit the Kurdistan Region in the last 24 hours, a police official told Rudaw.
 
The floods also killed 17 people in Iran which borders the Kurdistan Region, and 20 are missing. 
 
The body of an unidentified man who died in the flooding was recovered Friday, Hawar Argushi, spokesperson for Soran Police told Rudaw.
 
He added that they could not yet establish the identity of the person as he did not have identification cards on him.
 
A 40-year old man died Saturday morning in the Balakayati area of Soran, some 100 km northeast of Erbil, as he tried to collect wood from the fast-flowing river.
 
There were heavy rains across the Kurdistan Region, especially in border areas with Iran on Friday.
 
The flooding also caused material losses in several villages and districts in the region, sweeping away at least one bridge in Soran and trapping about 15 people in a rural area who had to spend the cold night in their car. 
 
Tofiq Aziz, one of the trapped persons, told Rudaw on Saturday that they went out to the mountainous areas to pick some herbs, but “there was a lot of raining in a short time,” causing a bridge to collapse. 
 
He called on the authorities to rescue them.
 

The new road between Erbil and Duhok was also blocked  due to heavy flooding on Friday night.

 
Just across the Kurdistan Region’s border, in Iran’s northwestern areas, flash floods killed 17 people and 20 people are missing, Iranian state media reported. 

Iranian rescue teams are now searching for the missing persons.

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