The Washington Post

Iran raises death toll from slides, floods to at least 53:


Iran on Friday raised the death toll from landslides and flash floods this week across the country to at least 53, including those killed in a mudslide in the capital of Tehran the previous day, state TV reported. More than 30 people died in two villages, northwest and northeast of Tehran, after the monsoon dumped heavy rains that triggered mudslides there, the report said. Almost two dozen people died in eight other provinces, and 21 out of Iran’s 31 provinces were affected by the heavy rains. There were fears the death toll could rise even further as at least 16 people remained missing and more bodies were being uncovered after the rains abated.

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