Deadly floods in Pakistan and Iran

Report
from DisasterRelief
Published on 23 Jul 2001
Torrential rains in north and central Pakistan caused flash flooding and mudslides Monday (July 23), killing at least 34 people and injuring 48 others. Authorities have said that many people are missing. Rescue workers said they expect the death toll to rise, according to state-run television.
The worst-hit area was Mansehra district, where rains unleashed rivers of mud that buried homes in a tiny village called Dada. By midday Monday, 20 inches of rain had fallen in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital- the highest in 100 years, officials said.

Flash floods from heavy rains and hailstorms have left at least 30 people dead and 100 injured in northwest Iran, the state media said on Saturday (July 21). Rescue efforts were underway Saturday after a night of heavy raining, with aid workers attempting to deliver food, medicines and blankets to three villages in Ardebil province. Dozens of people were still missing.

Cars and houses were buried under mud, and many head of cattle were lost in the villages of Moeel, Ilando and Qinerjeh, about 600 kilometers (375 miles) northwest of Tehran, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. IRNA said, were affected by the storms.

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DisasterRelief.org is a unique partnership between the American Red Cross, IBM and CNN dedicated to providing information about disasters and their relief operations worldwide. The three-year-old website is a leading disaster news source and also serves as a conduit for those wishing to donate to disaster relief operations around the globe through the international Red Cross movement.

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. The Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organization that annually provides almost half the nation's blood supply, trains nearly 12 million people in vital life-saving skills, mobilizes relief to victims in more than 60,000 disasters nationwide, provides direct health services to 2.5 million people, assists international disaster and conflict victims in more than 20 countries, and transmits more than 1.4 million emergency messages to members of the Armed Forces and their families. If you would like information on Red Cross services and programs please contact your local Red Cross.

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