Monday, August 15, 2022

Accidents and Natural Disasters

Floodwaters wreak havoc in southern Iranian Hormozgan Province

Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains over the past three days, have wreaked havoc in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, forcing hundreds of families into emergency shelters.

8 dead in Fars province floods; 2 missing

The death toll from floods triggered by torrential rains in the southwestern Iranian province of Fars has reached five.

Raisi orders swift payment of compensation to Ukraine flight victims

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran has ordered relevant authorities to speed up the payment of compensation to the families of those who lost their lives in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in early 2020 near Tehran.

Torrential rain hits southern Iran; families stranded

The inundation of streets in southeastern Iranian province of Saistan and Baluchestan has forced the closure of schools in two cities.

200+ rural roads reopened in northwest Iran following heavy snow

Road maintenance workers in Ardebil Province have been working to clear all roads blocked by snowfall. “So far, more than 216 rural roads have been...

Pile-up in south Iran leaves 10 dead, several wounded

A multiple vehicle collision in southern Iran has left 10 people dead and five wounded.

22 injured in Tehran metro collision

Two Tehran-Karaj subway trains have collided after one train derailed.

Firefighters battling flames in Iran’s National Park

Firefighters are trying hard to put out fires in Golestan National Park in Iran’s northern province of Golestan.

Rescuers find body of climber who went missing in Dizin heights

Iran's Red Crescent rescuers have found the body of a mountain climber who was among ten people who had gone missing in an area close to Dizin Ski Resort north of Tehran.

Deadly bus collision in Iran leaves 9 dead, 16 injured

A deadly road crash in central Iran has left 9 people dead and 16 others injured. One of the dead lost his life while being transferred to the hospital.

Official: Drone made emergency Landing in Iran’s Kouhrang

The deputy governor of Iran’s western Province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari has confirmed that a drone made emergency landing in Kouhrang county, rejecting earlier reports that the aircraft crashed.

“Drone Crashes in Western Iranian Kouhrang County”

Local people in the western Iranian Kouhrang County have taken on social media, reporting a drone aircraft crash in the area and sharing footage of the incident.

Iran schools hold key annual earthquake safety drills

Iranian schools have held their largest, so far, earthquake and safety drills under the motto “Safe School, Tolerant Society, Preparing for Quake in Pandemic Situation”.

Iran VP visits qukae-hit areas in Hormozgan Province

Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has paid an overnight visit to the quake-hit areas of the southern province of Hormozgan, after a 6.4-strong earthquake hit the area.

People of Bandar Abbas out on streets following earthquake

Hours after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Laft region in Iran’s Hormozgan province, people are out on the streets.

Earthquakes cause casualties, minor damage in southern Iran

Two powerful earthquakes have struck Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan seconds apart leaving two people dead and causing minor damage.

Iran’s Navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden

An Iranian warship has repelled an attack by pirates on an oil tanker belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Gulf of Aden.

Fire kills 46, injures dozens in Taiwan

At least 46 people have lost their lives and dozens more have been injured in a fire that broke out in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung.

Video of Iranian boat sinking in Persian Gulf

A video had emerged showing a boat sinking in the southeastern Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf with goods on board worth approximately 17 billion tomans (680,000 USD).

Cyclone Shahin causes heavy material damage in southern Iran

An Iranian authority has said Cyclone Shahin which recently hit southern Iran and other countries in the Persian Gulf caused heavy material damage.

17K US police-involved deaths unaccounted

A data review of nearly four decades in the US shows thousands of fatal U.S. police encounters have been misclassified or unreported, a new study reveals.

Beirut blast investigation halted for second time

A probe into the deadly explosion at Beirut port, two years ago, has been suspended for a second time after a former senior official asked for dismissing of the chief investigator from the controversial case.

Iranians Bid Farewell to Ali Landi, the National Hero

A 15-year-old Iranian boy who sacrificed his life to save the lives of two of his compatriots has turned into a national hero as his heart-wrenching death has resonated with most Iranians nationwide.

Iranian Good Samaritan dies of severe burns

An Iranian teen who recently rushed to rescue two women trapped in a fire in a city in southern Iran, has died of his burns at hospital.

Wildfire burning Iran’s Kouh-e-Nour forests

A huge wildfire is burning forests of Kouh-e Nour in the suburbs of the Iranian city of Kohgiluyeh.

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