Iran's Crude Oil Pipelines Undamaged by Heavy Rain and Flooding

TEHRAN (Shana) -- Iran’s crude oil pipelines have not been damaged by recent flooding in various Iranian provinces, an official said, adding the transfer of oil was taking place normally.

Speaking to Shana, Abbasali Jafarinasab, the director of the Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunication Company, said fortunately transfer of crude oil and petroleum products was being carried out without any trouble in the country.

At least 19 people were killed and more than 100 injured in flash floods in Iran’s southern Fars Province, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday, with more rain forecast following days of devastating floods in the north.

Unprecedented Flooding

Heavy flooding continued in Iran on Tuesday as many provinces geared up for days of waterlogged misery and authorities warned of possible floods in the capital Tehran as well the oil-rich south, Tasnim News reported, according to Reuters.

At least 23 people have been confirmed dead, officials said, and more than 200 sustained injuries.

Videos posted on social media showed cars driving in flooded roads in southeast districts of the capital.

Iran is celebrating the Nowrouz new year holidays, a time when many families travel around the country, but police asked people to avoid unnecessary journeys.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and thousands put in emergency shelters provided by the government.

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