Iran orders 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city: state media

Ahvaz:Iran ordered residents of five districts of the southwestern city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of key oil-producing Khuzestan province, state television reported.

The province’s governor, Gholamreza Shariati, said he ordered the evacuations as a “precautionary and preventive move to avert any danger”, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.

The five districts have an estimated population of between 60,000 and 70,000.