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14 dead in Iran floods

AFP  |  Tehran 

At least 14 people were killed and 37 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media reported today.

Torrential rains that began on Friday lashed East Azerbaijan province, with state television showing images of flooded houses and cars carried away by the surging water.

The prefect of Ajabshir district told the official IRNA agency that rescue teams had recovered the bodies of three women and nine men.

State television said two more people were killed in nearby Azarshahr. It said 37 people were still missing.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 12:42 IST