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10 Apr 1989 description


UNDRO 89/0737

FLOODS - IRAN
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
10 APRIL 1989

1. LATE MARCH 1989, FLOODS OF HIRMAND AND PARIYAN RIVERS OCCURRED IN EASTERN IRAN NEAR AFGAN BORDER AND SITUATION BECAME CRITICAL SINCE 5 APRIL.

2. 20 VILLAGES REPORTED TOTALLY DESTROYED. 20,000 HA OF WHEAT FARMLANDS COVERED BY WATER. VAST DESTRUCTION OF HOMES, LIVESTOCK AND FARMLANDS.

3. CITY OF ZABOL WITH DOZENS OF VILLAGES ARE SURROUNDED BY STILL RISING FLOOD WATER.