News Alerts

21 Aug 2018 | 06:53 PM UTC

Iran: Severe sandstorms reported in Sistan and Baluchestan on August 20

Iran News Alert

Severe sandstorms reported in Sistan and Baluchestan province on August 20; at least 95 hospitalized

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Sistan and Baluchestan Provicne


Severe sandstorms, with winds of up to 115 km/h (71 mph) were reported in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province on Monday, August 20. According to health officials, at least 95 people were hospitalized on August 20-21 for breathing-related problems. Further sandstorms, and associated transportation disruptions caused by low visibility, are possible in the area in the coming days.


All those present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation via weather forecasts, to be vigilant if driving, and to be cautious in areas where visibility is particularly poor.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news