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    Iran suffers $2bn in damages as flood toll continues to rise.

    Officials say 725 bridges destroyed, 14,000 km of roads damaged, as six more people confirmed dead in the southwest.

    Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2bn in damages in recent weeks, with flood warnings still in place for large swaths of the country.

    Six more people were confirmed dead in the country's south, according to a new toll published on Sunday.

    "With the death of five people in the Khuzestan province and another person in Ilam province, the death toll has now reached 76," since March 19, a statement by the coroner's office said.

    The two southwestern provinces are the latest to be overwhelmed by floods that first hit the northeast of the usually arid country, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate from cities and villages.



    Emergency water discharge from the Dez dam in the Zagros mountains (after 50 years)


    Source: Setiawan

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