A Red Cresent vehicle drives through flooded streets of Sourgalm village near the port city of Bandar Jask, on June 8, 2007
A Red Cresent vehicle drives through flooded streets of Sourgalm village near the port city of Bandar Jask, on June 8, 2007 © - Fars News/AFP/File
A Red Cresent vehicle drives through flooded streets of Sourgalm village near the port city of Bandar Jask, on June 8, 2007
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Last updated: June 1, 2014

Three dead in Iran floods, 600 rescued after landslide

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Floods have killed three women in northeastern Iran and emergency workers rescued 600 people from a neighbouring region hit by a landslide, media and the Red Crescent reported Saturday.

Heavy rains hit Iran hard in the past week, with the fatalities being recorded in Khorasan province.

"Following the floods in the province, three women lost their lives on Friday," Hojat Ali Shayanfar, head of a crisis management unit, told the official IRNA news agency.

Meanwhile, relief workers rescued 600 locals trapped after torrential floods and a landslide in Golestan province, Iran's Red Crescent said Saturday. Food was distributed to those affected.

Hassan Sadeqloo, Golestan's governor, was quoted by IRNA as saying the initial estimate of the damage in the province was $49 million (36 million euros).

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