1 dead, 1 missing in floods in southeast Iran


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TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain has triggered flooding in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, leaving one dead and one missing, the Tehran Times daily reported Monday.

During the rains that started on Thursday, 13 cities of the province were affected by floods, head of the Rescue and Relief Organization Morteza Salimi was quoted as saying.

Nearly 1,250 people have been rescued and 327 have been provided with emergency accommodation by the rescuers, he said.

On Saturday and Sunday, heavy rainfalls led to school closure in 12 cities of the province, according to the report.

Severe flooding also left some 23 roads impassable in the province.