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Iran orders 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city: state media

  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:31
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AHVAZ, Iran: Iran ordered residents of five districts of the southwestern city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of key oil-producing Khuzestan province, state television reported.
The province’s governor, Gholamreza Shariati, said he ordered the evacuations as a “precautionary and preventive move to avert any danger,” Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.
The five districts have an estimated population of between 60,000 and 70,000.

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