January 14, 1996 in Nation/World

Blizzard Dumps 9 Feet Of Snow On Iran

Compiled From Wire Services

Blizzards said to be among the worst in 50 years killed at least 17 people and injured 32, Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Saturday.

Most of the casualties were caused by traffic accidents, IRNA said.

Eight people were killed and 10 injured in one incident when a bus crashed on an icy road near Zahedan, capital of southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Central and southwestern provinces were buried under snow almost nine feet deep, IRNA said.

IRNA reported Friday that the blizzards in some regions were the worst in 50 years.

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