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28 Jul 1987 description

UNDRO 87/1651

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
28 JULY 1987

1. UNUSUALLY HEAVY RAINS IN THE HILLS AFFECTED NORTHERN TEHERAN ON 26 JULY CAUSING FLASH FLOODS RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL LOSS OF LIFE AND EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE. OFFICIAL REPORTS SUGGEST DOZENS OF PEOPLE OVERWHELMED BY THE FLOODS OR BURIED UNDER SOIL DEPOSITS. MANY HOUSES AND SHOPS DAMAGED AND CARS SWEPT AWAY.