Avalanche kills eight at Iran ski resorts

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February 7th, 2009

Avalanche 'kills eight' at Iran ski resorts

TEHRAN — An avalanche killed at least eight Iranians including a woman when it struck Friday between two ski resorts near Tehran, ISNA news agency reported on Friday.

Emergency crews rescued another 49 people, including three foreigners, whose identifies and nationalities were not immediately specified in the report.

The accident happened on a road between the ski resorts of Shemshak and Dizzine, about an hour's drive north of Tehran, ISNA said.

It followed several days of heavy snowfall in Tehran's northern Alborz mountains.

Dizine Ski ResortDizine Ski Resort

Shemshak Ski Resort

Shemshak Ski Resort

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