TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Heavy rain has battered the region for days, causing deluges of water that have left the land susceptible to landslides.
Efforts to rescue trapped residents over the past few days have been hampered by bad weather, but rescuers finally succeeded in bringing 3000 people to safety on Saturday.
With many of the major roads blocked, flooded or damaged, many of those were forced to walk 15 kilometers to safety. Many are still stranded without access to food and water.
The flooding in neighboring state Kerala has been described as the worst in 100 years by chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan.