One dead in 'riot' in western Iran: state TV

One dead in 'riot' in western Iran: state TV
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One person was shot dead when rioting erupted in western Iran in solidarity with the drought-hit province of Khuzestan which has seen a week of protests
Khuzestan is drought hit [Getty]

One person was shot dead when rioting erupted in western Iran late Thursday in sympathy with the drought-hit province of Khuzestan which has seen a week of protests, state television reported.

Two people also suffered gunshot wounds in the rioting in the town of Aligudarz in Lorestan province, which neighbours Khuzestan, the Iribnews broadcaster reported on its website.

"Yesterday evening, rioting broke out for several hours in some streets in Aligudarz," it said, adding that people had taken to the streets "on the pretext of the water problems in Khuzestan," where protests have seen at least three deaths over the past week.