On Sunday, July 31st, the governor’s office of Ghasr-e Ghand county announced that heavy rainfall had lead to the disconnection of roads in Sistan-Baluchistan province. Governor Homeyra Rigi said that “due to recent rainfalls, the rivers have blocked the connection of over 40 villages with the central city.”
“Yesterday evening,” she said, “the rainfall in the northern highlands of Ghasr-e Ghand caused the seasonal flooding in Kaju River. The overflow of the river and its flooding disconnected the 40 villages of the central part as well as Sarbook from the central city.”
“At the moment the only route and road connection of these villages to the central city is through the river bed of Kaju. After the flood subsides, the people of these villages can use the riverbed as a route to go to the town of Nikshahr.”
Heavy seasonal rainfall regularly inundates Sistan-Baluchistan, which has seen previous flood-related disasters in 2007. This year’s flooding has claimed at least 10 casualties in Sistan-Baluchistan and Kerman provinces.