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Govt, people of Pakistan condole loss of lives in Iran: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Government and people of Pakistan extended heartfelt condolences to the government and brotherly people of Iran on the loss of precious lives and material damage as a result of floods in the southern Fars province, Foreign office said in statement on Sunday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we wish speedy recovery to those injured as a result of this natural disaster. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of Iran at this moment of grief.”

At least 22 people were killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains in Iran’s southern province of Fars, a provincial official said on Saturday (July 23).

In the southern province of Hormozgan, on the Gulf, meanwhile, two strong earthquakes prompted authorities to deploy search and rescue teams.

 Iranian state media said the quakes had magnitudes of 5.7 and 5.8. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said one earthquake had a magnitude of 5.5.

In early July, at least five people were killed and 49 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck an area near the epicentre of Saturday’s quake.

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