Avalanche in west Iran kills 5 mountain climbers

Avalanche in west Iran kills 5 mountain climbers
# 25 November 2023 22:31 (UTC +04:00)

An avalanche killed five mountain climbers and injured four others in west Iran on Saturday, APA reports citing IRNA news agency.

According to the source, rescue teams recovered the bodies of five climbers from San Boran peak, some 300 kilometers (about186 miles) southwest of the capital Tehran. The other four injured were taken to hospital.

The report said the 9-member team of climbers began their journey on Thursday despite a warning by local authorities about possible risk. The peak, the highest of the Oshtrankooh mountain range at 4150 metres (about 13,600 feet), witnessed heavy rain and snow in recent weeks.

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