Iran orders evacuations in Khuzestan amid flood risk

Iran has ordered the evacuation of about 70 villages in the south-western province of Khuzestan due to a growing risk of floods, state media report.

At least 45 people have died in the past two weeks after heavy rains, with flooding affecting at least 23 of the country’s 31 provinces. The orders come as Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused US sanctions of impeding aid efforts to affected areas.
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Source: bbc.co.uk

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