Sunday, September 24, 2023


Flooding kills one in western Iran; heavy rainfalls expected in many cities

One person has lost her life in flooding, caused by heavy downpours of rain, in Iran’s western province of Ilam.

Iranian cargo ship rescues 11 tourists aboard vessel lacking safety standards in Persian Gulf

An Iranian cargo ship goes to the rescue of 11 tourists aboard a vessel lacking safety that was sailing the waters off the country’s southern coast in the Persian Gulf region.

Police chief: 629 Nowruz travelers dead so far in car accidents across Iran

Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmadreza Radan says car accidents have so far left 629 people dead amid an increase in road trips countrywide during Nowruz holidays.

Iran police chief: 470 dead so far in road accidents during Nowruz holidays

Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmadreza Radan says 470 people have so far lost their lives due to vehicle accidents amid a sharp rise in road trips countrywide during Nowruz holidays.

Police: Daily car accidents kill 40 during Nowruz in Iran

A traffic police official says 40 people are being killed on average each day in Iran during the Nowruz holidays. General Kamal Hadianfar said the number of Nowruz trips has increased by 11 percent compared to last year.

Dozens injured as Iran’s Khoy struck by magnitude 5.6 earthquake again

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has jolted the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy, which has been hit by several tremors over the past few months.

325 dead so far in car accidents during Nowruz trips across Iran: Police

A senior Iranian traffic police official says 325 people have so far lost their lives in road accidents during New Year trips across Iran since mid-March.

Road accidents claim 271 lives in Iran amid Nowruz trips

A senior Iranian police official says so far 271 people have lost their lives during road accidents across Iran in the run-up to the New Year holidays.

125 people killed in road accidents in 3 days ahead of Nowruz holidays

The head of the Iranian Police Traffic Control Headquarters says 111 road crashes have happened in the first three days aheadof the Nowruz holidays in Iran that have claimed 125 lives. Brigadier General Seyyed Kamal Hadianfar said 2,895 people have also been injured.

Fire festival accidents kill 27, injure over 4k across Iran

An Iranian official says 27 people lost their lives in accidents prior to and during the Iranian festival of fire, an ancient tradition celebrated ahead of the Persian year, reporting a 14-percent rise in the number of injuries compared to last year.

President Raisi: Schoolgirl poisonings ‘inhumane crime’

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi says the issue of schoolgirl poisonings across the country amounts to a "crime and an inhumane act" committed by the enemies against the nation.

Poisonings happen again at several schools in Iran 

Poisoning incidents on Saturday continued at girl schools in parts of Iran.

Iranian Interior Minister: No clues yet as to what happens in girl schools, no arrests made

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says he has received no reports yet that a toxic substance was used to poison students in different cities.

3 arrested in connection with poisoning of students in Iran

An informed source has told Iran’s Fars News Agency that three people have been arrested in connection with the poisoning of school girls in several Iranian cities. Unconfirmed reports say the poisoning could be a false flag operation by a counterrevolutionary group.

Two fires hit trade buildings in Tehran, one fireman killed

Two fires on Saturday happened separately in the Iranian capital Tehran killing one fireman.

Iranian sports minister severely injured in helicopter crash

Iran’s Sports Minister Hamid Sajjadi has been severely injured in a helicopter crash in the southetn province of Kerman which killed one of his colleagues.

Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts southwestern Iran, no report of casualties yet

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts an area in Iran’s southwestern province of Fars, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Deadly quake hits Iranian city of Khoy, northwestern Iran

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale has jolted the city of Khoy in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province and surrounding areas.

One killed in shooting at Azeri embassy in Iran; assailant detained

A guard is killed in an armed attack by an individual on Azerbaijan Republic's embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran.

200 people injured, 500 homes damaged as magnitude 5.4 quake jolts NW Iran

Officials say at least 200 people have been injured and around 500 homes sustained damage in a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck an area near the city of Khoy in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes Khoy in NW Iran, dozens injured

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken an area 9 kilometers away from the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province leaving dozens dead.

Relief aid provided to over 10k caught in snow across Iran: Official

Iranian officials say relief workers rush to the aid of more than 10,000 people caught in blizzard and heavy snow blocking roads in different parts of the country over the past days.

Fire kills worker in Iranian gas refinery

A pentane pipeline has caught fire in Iran’s Bidboland Gas Refinery in the country’s south, killing one person.

One dead in shooting at an oil and gas company in southwest Iran

One person has been killed and two others have sustained injuries in a shooting incident at an oil and gas company in Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

One dead as scuffles break out in prison facility near Iran capital

A spate of scuffles breaks out among prisoners at a detention facility in the city of Karaj, located northwest of the capital, Tehran, leaving one inmate dead, Iranian officials say.

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