Iran orders thousands to evacuate flood-hit city

As floodwaters poured into Ahvaz, the capital of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, on Wednesday, the government ordered tens of thousands of residents to evacuate, state television reported. Provincial Governor Gholamreza Shariati said he ordered the evacuation of five districts as a “precautionary and preventive move to avert any danger,” Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Residents in […]