At least 10 killed in Iran flash flooding: Report

At least 10 people have been killed after flash floods hit several regions of Iran, state television said on Saturday.

Tehran: At least 10 people have been killed after flash floods hit several regions of Iran, state television said on Saturday.

Six people died on Friday in Pakdasht, a city southeast of Tehran, when they attempted to have a picnic by the side of a river which then burst its banks, it said. 

And in Iran`s southern Hormozgan, four people including two children were also killed by flooding on Friday. State television said they had gathered next to a river to watch the flooding when they were swept away.

Authorities have warned people to keep away from rivers after flooding was reported in 10 provinces across Iran.