At least 10 climbers killed in avalanches in Iran’s Alborz mountains | Iran | The Guardian

Several more mountaineers are unaccounted for and seven crew on a capsized ship are missing after wild weather across the region

At least 10 climbers have died and several more are missing after a blizzard triggered avalanches in mountains north of Iran’s capital, Tehran, state media reported on Saturday.

Several climbers have remained unaccounted for since Friday, when two deaths were reported, while the number reported as missing has increased as concerned families contact authorities, state television said.

Nine people died on the mountain and one died in hospital after being rescued, Mehdi Valipour, head of emergency operations at Iran’s Red Crescent, was quoted as saying by state broadcaster IRIB.

Source: At least 10 climbers killed in avalanches in Iran’s Alborz mountains | Iran | The Guardian

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