Heavy downpours since mid-March have left large swaths of Iran submerged by floodwater [Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Tasnim News Agency]

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have donated 95 tonnes of aid to their flood-hit regional rival Iran, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The aid, which included food and material for shelters, was delivered by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority following authorisation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SPA reported on Thursday.

The Emirates Red Crescent was also involved in the relief operation, UAE’s official WAM news agency said.

Iran has yet to comment on the aid package.

Torrential rainfall since March 19 in the Islamic republic of Iran has killed at least 76 people.

The downpours have left large swaths

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