Accidents and Natural Disasters
The latest news and reports of accidents and natural disasters
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.
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.
At least 663 people have died across Iran in car accidents during the Nowruz holidays so far. A traffic police official has said 9,407 accidents have happened that caused injuries since March 17.
An Iranian official says an estimated 17,000 people lose their lives in vehicle accidents across the country on an annual basis, while the number is 20-30 times bigger when it comes to cases of injuries and disabilities.
The head of the Iranian Police Traffic Control Headquarters says the number of people killed in car accidents since a few days before Nowruz has reached 486. Colonel Shirani said the incidents have happened during the past 10 days from March 17 until March 27.
An Iranian traffic police commander says 322 people have been killed in car accidents across Iran since March 17.
People in the Iranian city of Tabriz have held a funeral for the pilots of a fighter jet and a civilian who were killed after the plane crashed in an urban area.
A conflagration has engulfed the Shoemakers’ Bazaar in downtown Tehran, the capital of Iran. Firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control.
Two people lost their lives in an ultralight trainer plane crash in Kashmar, northeastern Iran, an official confirms.
Images circulating on social media networks show locals in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, dancing and jumping for joy as they feel jubilant over experiencing weather conditions they have not seen in a long time.
Visiting flood-hit areas of Iran’s southeastern Kerman Province, President Ebrahim Raisi has joined an emergency meeting with local officials and military commanders on ways to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to people.
The director of Iran's Roads Management Center says 45 roads in several provinces are currently closed due to floods, blizzards and lack of safety.
Extreme weather conditions have wreaked havoc on several provinces across Iran.
In Iran’s southwestern province of Fars, heavy snowfalls have blocked roads leading to the Pouladkaf Ski Resort in Sepidan County.
Torrential rains in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan have triggered mass evacuations, especially in the Minab area.
Extreme weather conditions have caused havoc in several areas across Iran.
Torrential rain has triggered flooding in areas in western Iranian Ilam province, inflicting damage on the local infrastructure.
Harsh weather has claimed the lives of two climbers in the heights of Mount Alam (Alam Kooh) in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran.