Ten climbers killed in Iran after heavy snowfall

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Heavy rains in the northern mountains of Tehran have killed 10 climbers and left some missing, state media reported.

At least 10 climbers were killed and several others were missing in the mountains north of the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday, state media reported on Saturday. Seven crew members are also missing after storms in the Gulf.

In the past few days, snow and wind in some parts of Iran have closed many roads and disrupted transportation.

Climbers have been missing since Friday, with two families dead and several families missing since Friday when authorities contacted authorities.

Nine people died on the mountain and one died at the hospital after being rescued, said Mehdi Valipour, head of the emergency services at Iran’s Red Crescent.

At least seven climbers are still missing on three popular routes, Valipour said earlier.

Tehran is located at the foot of the Albaz Mountains, home to many ski resorts.

2020 Iran’s state-run IRIB television broadcasts footage of the December 26 rescue operation after several climbers were killed. [IRIB/ AFP]

State television broadcast a video of a helicopter rescue operation at the tops of the Tochal and Kolakchal peaks in the Alborz Mountains. A crescent-shaped staff carries their bodies on a tractor along a snow-capped slope.

A Red Crescent member said the rescue operation was complicated by bad weather and snow.

Separately, Iranian maritime authorities searched for seven crew members on an Iranian transport ship that sank in the Gulf on Friday, ISNA news agency reported.

Iran “We are trying to find the missing by informing the United Arab Emirates and the Pakistan Naval Search and Rescue Centers and mobilizing all our facilities and troops,” said Esmail Makkizadeh, deputy chief of Iran’s regional naval body, according to ISNA.



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