Saturday, December 3, 2022

Accidents and Natural Disasters

Update: Over 1100 wounded in tremor in northwest Iran

The number of the wounded in Wednesday’s earthquake that jolted the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy in West Azarbaijan Province has risen to more than 1100 people, according to new official figures on Thursday.

Hundreds injured in quake in northwestern Iran

A 5.4 earthquake on the Richter scale hit the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy in West Azarbaijan Province, leaving nearly 500 people injured, according to reports.

Police: Road accidents in Tehran leave 600 deaths annually

At least 600 people die and 20 thousand people are injured every year in traffic-related accidents in the Iranian capital Tehran, according to a traffic police official.

Sandstorm hits Iran’s southeastern city of Zabol

A sandstorm hit the Iranian city of Zabol, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran on Thursday morning that decreased visibility to 200 meters in the airport there.

Death toll from flash floods in Iran reaches 93; six remain missing

The death count from the recent flash floods that wreaked havoc on various provinces across Iran has reached 93, with a search operation still underway to find six people who remain missing.

Floods reach Iran’s Hirmand from Afghanistan

After the recent heavy downpours in Afghanistan, floods have spilled over into Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province through the Hirmand River.

Iran to end flash floods rescue operations nationwide, 8 still missing

Iran is about to wrap up search and rescue operations across the nation after flash floods and landslides hit two dozen provinces in the country two weeks ago, leaving 90 people dead while 8 others still remain missing, according to an official.

90 killed in recent flash flooding in Iran, 8 missing: Official

An Iranian search and rescue official says a total of 90 people have so far been confirmed dead in the recent flash flooding in cities across Iran.

Flooding damages historical district in Iran’s Yazd

An Iranian official says recent flash flooding in Iran’s central city of Yazd has destroyed almost one percent of the historical district of the city.

Death toll from Iran floods rises to 69

The death toll from the recent spate of flooding across Iran has risen to 69 with 45 people still missing, the Crisis Management Organization of Iran says.

Iranian president visits flood-hit area near Tehran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has paid an unannounced visit to an area affected by the recent floods east of the capital Tehran. 

Ayatollah Khamenei offers condolences over deadly floods in Iran 

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences over the death of a number of Iranians in floods in parts of the country.

Number of flood deaths rises to 61 in Iran

The number of deaths from the recent floods across Iran has reached 61.

Dozens killed in flash floods across Iran

The number of deaths from the recent floods across Iran has reached 34.

Over two dozen killed, missing in Iran flash floods, landslides

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have left at last 14 people dead and 11 others missing across Iran in the last few days, according to the Iranian Red Crescent Society.

Flash floods hit Tehran, several killed and injured, some remain missing

At least six people have been killed, nine others injured and an indefinite number of people have gone missing in northwestern regions of the Iranian capital Tehran after torrential rains ripped through the area.

Floods cause outage in several villages in southeast Iran

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall have hit Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan Province, inundating 8 towns and 33 villages there.

Governor declares day of mourning in Iran’s Fars province over deadly flooding

The governor of Iran’s Fars Province has declared Sunday a day of mourning in the southern region due to the death of a number of people in a flood there.

Nearly two dozen die as heavy rains, flash floods hit Iran’s Fars Province

At least 20 people have lost their lives as flash floods triggered by heavy downpours are wreaking havoc in Iran’s southwestern province of Fars.

Egypt offers condolences to Iran over deadly quake

Egypt has expressed condolences to Iran over an earthquake that jolted the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan on Saturday and left five people dead and dozens injured.

Number of injuries in Iran’s quake increases

The number of people injured in Saturday‘s earthquake in southern Iran has increased to nearly 90. The death toll is so far 5.

Several dead, injured as multiple quakes jolt port city in southern Iran

At least five people lost their lives when a large magnitude-6.1 earthquake jolted a Persian Gulf port city in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, followed by two later strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitude.

One fatality in quake on Iran’s Kish Island

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Iranian island of Kish. The earthquake has so far left one person dead and dozens more injured.

Iran building collapse death toll rises to 43

After strenuous efforts by the rescue teams, more bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the building that collapsed in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan two weeks ago, raising the death toll to 43, the governor of the city said.

Official: 17 Iranian provinces hit with flooding over past week

Iran’s Red Crescent Society says 17 provinces were hit with flooding over the past week and hundreds of people were rescued from floodwaters by the organization over the period.

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