Floods in Iran destroy over 300 bridges, nearly 6,000 buildings
Tehran, Iran, April 1
The recent flood in Iran has done more than $300 million worth of damages to the country's railroads and other structures, destroying 314 bridges and 5,800 technical buildings, Trend reports via Mehr News Agency.
Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Shahram Adamnejad has announced that the Gorgan-Incheborun rail track has suffered from the floods, and experts are working on the site.
"We have sent more trains to Shiraz, to facilitate transportation in the last three days," he said.
Further, he spoke about the work of airports.
"All the airports are currently active. Some 38 hectarest of the Gorgan Airport area was surrounded by water, but necessary efforts have been made to avoid flights interruption. Rainfalls at Khorramabad and Ilam airport caused some problems, but they are being solved. There have been 10 flights carried out to Ilam Airport already."
Speaking of the damages, he said while the floods created damages worth $303 million to the country's railway sector, it is expected that some $289 million would be compensated.
Since March 19, many roads in Iran have been affected by heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding. The deadly floods were caused by unusually heavy rainfall.
Some reports claim that over 47,000 people have been hospitalized with flood-related injuries