Tehran landslide caused by heavy rain kills at least 6 people

A landslide caused by a heavy rain on Thursday has killed at least six people in Tehran and reported that as many as 14 people are still missing, according to Iranian state media.

Officials warned that heavy rains are expected later on Thursday.

Yahya Saleh Tabari, head of the emergency center in Tehran, urged people to avoid the mountains and riversides of the capital.

At least nine people were injured in a landslide caused by flash floods that wet the foothills of the Alborz mountains early Thursday.

Tehran Governor Mosen Mansuri said the inhabitants paid little attention to warnings about the possibility of heavy rains and floods.

He said several other areas of Tehran were also flooded, including Pardis, Shemiranato and Damavand.

Pirhossein Kolivand, chairman of Iran’s Red Crescent Society, told state television that 18 of the country’s 31 states were hit by floods.

A flash flood struck Fars in southern Iran on Saturday, killing 22 people.