Iran snowstorm kills 7, injures 80

Snow more than 2 meters (about 7 ft) deep in places.

12 Feb 2020 – Severe snowstorms in northern Gilan province, which in some areas have reached a thickness of over two meters, have killed 7 and injured about 80 people, IRINN reported on Wednesday.

Electricity was cut off to 250,000 households, and water cut off for 12,000 households, said Gilan Governor General Arsalan Zare’e.

Zare’e also announced the release of more than 500 cars caught in the snow, pointing out that power outages had cut off internet for 50 percent of subscribers, especially in rural areas.

All schools and universities in the province have also been closed.

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/445072/Snowstorm-kills-7-injures-80-in-northern-Iran

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