State TV: Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran
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TEHRAN, Iran — The Friday flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 12 people in the country's northeast, Iranian state TV reported Saturday.
Iran's Red Crescent chief, Mojtaba Ahmadi, told state TV that it's difficult to know the exact death toll because the flooding took place over the weekend, when many Iranians take to the riversides for picnics.
Ahmadi added that there are 38 people missing in Khorasan Razavi province.
Ahmadi said six ambulances, three rescue vehicles and an air ambulance have been deployed to the area to provide aid.
The country's meteorological organization says the rainfall was expected to continue until next Friday.
In April, at least 30 people were killed in flash flooding in eastern Azarbaijan.