At least 40 people were killed and at least 5 are missing as torrential rains caused intense flooding and landslides in northwestern Iran, according to MEHR news agency. Footage posted on social media shows the apocalyptic aftermath of the floods.  The ground was apparently washed out under a road in the area, causing its collapse. Slabs of asphalt are seen crumbling into mud and water on the video.

A man and woman are seen trapped on the roof of a truck as they are swept downstream, with several other cars stuck in the mud. Fortunately, the truck with the couple washed ashore, where they were helped to safety. Another dramatic clip shows several cars with their lights on sinking in the waters under a bridge and being swallowed by a heavy waterfall. Some of the cars then resurface and are swept down the river. READ MORE