Sandstorm injures 145 in SE Iran
Zahedan, One hundred and 45 people asked for medical attention in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, due to the respiratory problems caused by sandstorm, said the provincial head of the local crisis management body in the province.
A total of 145 people have referred to the hospitals and healthcare centers in Iran's southeastern province since Saturday due to breathing, eye and heart problems, out of whom 27 were hospitalized, said Abdol Rahman Shahnavazi.
Referring to the rising pace of storm in recent days, he said that the storm speed reached 104 km an hour and the particulates were as high as 19 times the standard on Sunday.
Shahnavazi added that vision has been confined to 900 meters.
Sick people and senior citizens have been asked to stay home in some parts of the province.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA