Heavy snow piled up in 19 provinces 

January 18, 2019 - 23:13

TEHRAN — Heavy snow blanketed 19 provinces across Iran, head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi, has said.

Over the past 48 hours 19 provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, Isfahan, Alborz, Tehran, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, North Khorasan, Khuzestan, Zanjan, Semnan, Qazvin, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Lorestan, Mazandaran, Markazi and Hamedan are covered with snow, Fars news agency quoted Salimi as saying on Friday. 

Some 6,390 received rescue services and 240 individuals stranded in snow storm received emergency accommodation, he added.

Also 7 provinces of Isfahan, Alborz, Khuzestan, Qazvin, Golestan, Lorestan and Mazandaran were hit by flood and water was pumped out of 40 houses, he explained. 

113 rescue and relief teams including 395 forces offered services to the people stricken by the storm, he concluded.