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Flash floods kill 10 people in Iran, 8 others missing

  • A damaged vehicle is stuck in mud after a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    A damaged vehicle is stuck in mud after a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranians look at the wreckage of a vehicle after a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians look at the wreckage of a vehicle after a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranians view the scene of a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians view the scene of a flash flood in Pakdasht, southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country. Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's state TV says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 10 people in the capital, Tehran, and south of the country.

The report Saturday says the flash flood killed six in Tehran and four in the southern province of Hormozgan on Friday night.

At least eight people, including five members of the same family in Tehran, were still missing. Relief and rescue operations are underway.

Earlier in July, at least 11 people were killed in flash flooding in both Tehran and the northern province of Alborz.

Authorities attribute the rising number of deadly flash floods to deforestation and improper construction near riverbeds.