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One shot dead in Iran water shortage protests


July 18, 2021

TEHRAN: A demonstrator was shot dead during protests against water shortages in drought-hit Khuzestan in southwestern Iran, state media reported on Saturday, with an official blaming the death on “opportunists and rioters”.

The demonstrator was killed in the Khuzestan province town of Shadegan, the official IRNA news agency said.

The province is Iran’s main oil-producing region and one of its wealthiest, but it has been hit by a persistent drought that has led to tensions since late March.

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