Sunday, April 21, 2024

Accidents and Natural Disasters

Iranian rescuers save crewmembers of Bangladeshi vessel after shipwreck 

An Iranian rescue boat saved 21 crew members of a foreign ship off the Sea of Oman following a reported shipwreck.

101 people killed in road accidents during Eid ul-Fitr holidays

The commander of the Iranian traffic police says 101 people have died across the country during the Eid ul-Fitr holidays over the past few days.

Heavy hail causes material damage in Kermanshah, eastern Iran 

Spring hail, as large as an egg, covered some parts of the western Iranian province of Kermanshah in the early hours of Wednesday.

Iran Police: 813 people killed in Nowruz road accidents

The commander of the traffic police of Iran says 813 people have died in road accidents across Iran since March 14, 2024 when the Nowruz holidays started.

Nowruz road crash fatalities in Iran rises to 664

The Iranian traffic police, in an update on Saturday on the latest figures of the road accidents since the beginning of Persian New Year, put the death toll on 664 people.

9 killed in single road accident in Iran’s Semnan

A traffic incident involving three vehicles in the central Iranian province of Semnan left 9 people killed on Thursday.

Nowruz traffic accident victims in Iran soars to 510

Road crashes in Iran during the first week of the Persian New Year has so far claimed 510 lives, which is still a grim record despite a slight decrease compared to previous years.

Search continues for 3 missing mountaineers in Iran’s Meshginshahr 

Search and rescue operations continue amid a heavy pile of snow in Iran’s northwestern city of Meshginshahr to find three mountain climbers who went missing in the blizzard last week. 

Afghan migrant dies, four wounded in mine blast on Iran-Iraq border 

A mine explosion on the border between Iran and Iraq claimed the life of an illegal Afghan migrant and injured four others, the governor of the western Iranian town of Mehran said on Friday. 

Huge fire engulfs hotel in Iran’s Bandar Anzali 

A massive fire set a hotel in the Iranian northern port city of Bandar Anzali ablaze, whose heat could be felt from several hundred meters away.

Heavy rains flood several provinces in Iran

Several Iranian provinces have been inundated since the early hours of Monday after receiving heavier than normal precipitations.

Floods in Iran claim 2 lives, one missing

Heavy downpours in Iran have triggered floods in 13 provinces, which has so far left 2 people killed and another missing, the head of the country’s relief and rescue organization says.

Official: Deadly fire in rehab center in Iran ‘definitely deliberate’

The fire incident in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Iran last Friday that claimed the lives of 33 patients was a ‘definitely deliberate’ act, the Iranian interior minister says. 

Heavy rains cause flooding in Iran, more expected

Heavy downpours have triggered floods in 13 provinces across Iran. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties as a result of the flooding.

Death toll in drug rehab center in northern Iran rises to 32

A fire incident in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Iran on Friday morning has so far left 32 fatalities and 16 injured, an official confirmed.

Iran sends search, rescue teams to quake-hit regions in Afghanistan

Iran has dispatched search and rescue teams to earthquake-stricken areas in neighboring Afghanistan.

Quake in Afghanistan rocks areas in neighboring Iran, no damage or casualties yet

Back-to-back earthquakes have jolted Afghanistan as well as Khorasan Razavi Province in northeastern Iran, but there are no reports of any possible damage in the Iranian province, which borders Afghanistan.

Water, electricity and gas restored in Iran’s Astara after heavy flood 

An official in the northern Iranian province of Gilan says authorities have managed to restore water, electricity and gas in all areas affected by the recent flood in the city of Astara along the Caspian Sea

Flood causes injuries and heavy damage in Astara, northern Iran 

Heavy rains have triggered a flood in the northern Iranian city of Astara, along the Caspian Sea.

Video shows moment of mountain slide in Iran’s treacherous Road

Footage has appeared of the moment a part of the Alborz mountain range collapses along the famed Road 77 in northern Iran.

Flooding hits town in drought-hit region in Iran

A town in Iran’s Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province has been hit with flooding, and dozens of villages have been cut off.

Wildfires still raging in Iran’s west

Wildfires are still burning in forests in Iran’s western Kurdistan Province, where local authorities have planned aerial firefighting operations.

Winds of up to 112 kmh hit the southeastern Iranian city of Zabol

The southeastern Iranian city of Zabol has been hit by strong winds of up to 112 kilometers per hour since early on Monday.

Flooding in 10 Iranian provinces claims 19 lives, leaves 3 missing

An Iranian official says the number of people who lost their lives in the floods that have wreaked havoc on 10 provinces in the country, mainly Ardebil, have reached 19, while three others remain missing.

7 dead, 2 missing as flooding hits 12 Iranian provinces

The Iranian Red Crescent Society says seven people have been killed and two remain missing as torrential downpours and flooding sweep through 12 provinces countrywide.

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