Saturday, May 25, 2024

Accidents and Natural Disasters

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.

Large hail falls harm farms, cars in northwestern Iranian town

Large hail falls inflict damage on farms and cars in the town of Kalibar in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan.

One dead, five missing as severe flooding hits Iran’s NW regions

At least one person is killed and five others are missing as severe flooding, caused by heavy rainfall, ravages through towns and villages in Iran’s northwestern province of Ardebil.

Four dead as heavy flooding wreaks havoc in northeast Iran

At least four people have lost their lives as flooding, triggered by heavy downpours, hits Iran’s North Khorasan Province.

Hails as big as eggs hit region in western Iran

Hails as big as eggs have fallen in Uramanat, a region in Iran’s Kermanshah Province.

Unusual snow hits cities across Iran

Heavy snowfall has hit a range of cities across Iran in the middle of the spring, stranding people in the worst-hit areas.

People in Iran’s Mashhad camp outdoors overnight after quake

Residents in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad camp on the streets and in parks overnight, after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes the city, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province.

4.6-magnitude quake shakes northeastern Iran

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, with no reports of casualties and material damage yet.

Lightning sets fire to parts of Meighan desert wetland in central Iran

Parts of Meighan Wetland in Iran’s central deserts have been hit by fire following a crash of thunder in the area.

Over 1,100 killed in Iran road accidents during Nowruz holidays: Official

The death toll from road accidents during the two-week Nowruz (New Year) holidays in Iran has hit 1,168, higher than the previous year, according to an official.

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.

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.

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.

UN estimates quake damage in Turkey to exceed $100bn

The damage caused by last month’s earthquakes in Turkey will exceed $100bn, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official has announced.

New shipment of Iranian relief aid arrives in quake-hit regions of Syria

Iran sends a 15th shipment of humanitarian aid to quake-hit regions of Syria, which remains cut off from international assistance due to strict Western economic sanctions.

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