Avalanche in mountainous area near Tehran, 10 killed

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Avalanche in mountainous area near Tehran

Tehran: An avalanche killed 10 people at several places in a mountainous region north of Tehran, the capital of Iran. According to the news, after the avalanche occurred in four areas, rescue teams have started searching for the missing people.

In the footage displayed on government TV, emergency teams are seen searching for missing and injured people with the help of helicopter. The incidents occurred on Friday after strong winds and snow a day earlier.

Avalanche in mountainous area near Tehran

The avalanches occurred in the Albury hill region where people go for a weekend on mountaineering. Deadly avalanches rarely occur in Iran. In 2017, 11 people died in two avalanche incidents.