Jul 30, 2022 16:08 UTC
  • Leader urges necessary measures to repair damage of Iran floods

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says authorities should adopt all the necessary initiatives to repair the extensive damage caused by devastating summer floods across the country.

In a Saturday message, Ayatollah Khamenei said the terrible and damaging flood in many parts of the country has inflicted physical, financial and emotional injuries on many Iranians.

The Leader offered his condolences to all the victims of the flooding and called on the Iranian officials to take necessary initiatives to repair the damage caused by the floods.

He also appreciated the timely and rapid presence of the officials in the flood-hit areas and also for the efforts made by the popular relief groups for helping the victims.

"It is the duty of all of us to continue these God-pleasing measures and make constant efforts to alleviate the effects of these painful events," the Leader stated.

The death toll from the recent floods in Iran has risen to 61 as 32 more people remain unaccounted for.

Twenty-one out of 31 Iranian provinces have been affected by flooding over the past week, with the capital Tehran being one of the hardest-hit areas.

So far, more than 3,700 people have been housed in emergency shelters across the country and another 2,500 have been taken to safety.

Relief operations are still under way amid flood warnings in place in many regions where people are advised to stay off river banks and valleys.