More than 100 villages around Lake Urmia are completely empty

More than 100 villages around Lake Urmia are completely empty
# 21 February 2013 14:38 (UTC +04:00)

Due to the hard living conditions the people have been obliged to leave for Tehran and other cities.

With the drying of the lake, the underground waters have become salted, there is shortage of drinking water. People can not engage in farming.

More than 120 orchards have been damaged in the region, a lot of drinking water wells have become unfit for use.

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