In some parts of Iran, up to six meters of snow has fallen over the past few days. An unprecedented amount of snow has buried people, houses, cars and even flocks of sheep in the northern regions of the country. Iran's Gilan province was engulfed in an unprecedented blizzard that buried cities, blocked highways and cut off hundreds of villages from the outside world. In some secluded areas, astonished farmers even had to free flocks of sheep that were buried in meter-long snow during a blizzard-like storm.
Massive snowstorm in north & northwest #Iran
Even the sheep were engulfed by the snow.
Hundreds of thousands are without water, electricity & food as authorities have failed to provide any aid.
However, Tehran constantly provides billions to Assad, Hezbollah, Hamas &…
- Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) February 14, 2020
Thousands of people were stuck on icy roads as heavy snow in northern Iran blocked all roads, from the highway to the rural dirt road.
As a result of a strong storm, 8 people were killed, 145 were injured and another 80 are reported missing. In many places, supplies of electricity, water and natural gas were interrupted. Four days have passed since the storm, but thousands of people are still without water or electricity. At least eight people were killed and another 145 were injured in the snow-covered province of Gilan.
Many rural roads remain blocked and more than 250,000 people suffer from power outages. Because it is very cold there and people cannot get warm. Heavy snowfall hit 50 of the province's 52 cities, and many areas were buried under 1 to 2 meters of snow in less than 24 hours.
Heavy snow fall sets new record in # Iran's northwestern city of #Khalkhal!
- Press TV (@PressTV) February 11, 2020