Iranian president's adviser arrives in flood-stricken Golestan province

Gorgan, Aug 14, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani's adviser and Iranian Government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht arrived in Golestan province on Monday morning to visit flood-stricken areas.

During his trip, Nobakht is scheduled to visit Aliabad and Ramian, two towns which have been hit by flash floods.

After visiting the damaged areas, he will attend Crisis Management Committee meeting of the province to discuss ways of helping the affected people.

The flash floods which happened in the northeastern provinces of Golestan and Razavi Khorasan on August 10-11 claimed the lives of twelve people.

Nobakht had earlier visited flood-stricken areas in Razavi Khorasan province.

The floods triggered by heavy rains have so far claimed five lives in the provincial city of Kalat, two in Dargaz, one in Nishabour and one in Fariman, Director General of provincial Crisis Management Office Hojjatali Shayanfar told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).